World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF CHINA: Design for Defense?

In the vast plain , of Honan, gaunt Chinese farmers watched the enemy tanks crush their fat grain, watched the enemy horsemen feed their mounts on ripe wheat.

Angrily they said: "Ai-ah, last year the famine ; now the Jih-pen Kwei" — the Japanese devil.

Japanese tanks scooted along the dusty country roads like beetles. Behind them came cavalry columns, motorized troops, supply trains, artillery. The dust they raised made it plain that this was no usual spring raid. This time it was a full-scale offensive, and it seemed to fit snugly into...

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