World War: FAR EASTERN THEATER: Convoys to China

The U.S. has searched its soul about how to assure U.S. goods on their risky way to Britain, but with no to-do the U.S. is now sending both men and machines to fight in order to assure U.S. goods on their equally risky way to China.

China's only unblockaded supply route for U.S. goods is the Burma Road. Since the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China last January the Road has been within 350 miles of Japanese airfields. The Road is peculiarly vulnerable: it passes over two bridges slung precariously in gorges of the...

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