WAR IN CHINA: Week of Worry

Last week the Chinese High Command in bomb-scarred Chungking had grave new worries. Marshal Chiang Kai-shek's troops have been getting most of their war supplies from the southwest over the Burma Road, from the southeast by night smuggling from Hong Kong—via Chinese junks and coolies' carts—to the free sections of the Canton-Hankow railway. Last week the Japanese were slicing viciously at both supply lines.

Hitherto Japan's attack on the smugglers has been mostly by bombing planes, largely impotent against the scattered traffic in the dark. But early one morning last week Japanese warships and transports steamed out of the mist into...

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