World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Before the Monsoon

In the jungles and mountains of north Burma an obscure and confusing military picture suddenly came clear for all to see. Like the arcs of a circle (see map), three different forces drew around the strategic village of Myitkyina (rhymes with hitch-in-ah) while a fourth came out from China.

Capture of the Japanese base of Myitkyina would be the first step toward the climax of a daring, unorthodox military operation. Next step was to complete the all-weather Ledo supply road from India to China. It might not be done for several months, for...

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