World Battlefronts: A Question of Time

On the fringe of the Japs' island maze in the Southwest Pacific, each side last week did a little footwork to get set for a haymaker:

> On New Guinea Allied troops nearly broke the last Jap beachhead in Papua, at Sanananda. Farther up the New Guinea line a good-sized patrol killed 116 Japs only a few miles south of Salamaua, which is apparently next on General MacArthur's list.

> The Japs were hurriedly throwing strength toward both the New Guinea and lower Solomons areas. Fortnight ago they risked a big convoy to reinforce New...

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