World War: BATTLE OF CHINA: Gas!

For the first time in World War II—in spite of many earlier false reports—there was confirmation last week that one of the belligerents had used gas.* It came from pudgy-cheeked, moody Jack Belden of the International News Service, known as the ablest field correspondent assigned to the China war. Correspondent Belden likes to break away from his base and go off on long trips into the interior. He comes back with such stories as his classic accounts of the Chinese retreat in North China in 1937 and of the operational tactics of the New Fourth Army in 1939.

Correspondent Belden,...

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