World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF CHINA: Strain Showing?

The two prongs which the Japanese had thrust into the breast of China began to wither and recede. China's heart still beat.The Jap appeared to be frustrated.

For weeks during the spring and early summer Japanese armies had pushed along the Hangchow-Nanchang Railway. Their two great objectives had been: 1) a safe supply line by land all the way from Shanghai to their Indo-China bases; 2) destruction of air bases from which U.S. planes could bomb Tokyo. They were near to success when, instead of delivering the last killing blow, they faltered. Last week came reports of their slow...

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