World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF CHINA: Victory on the Yangtze

From Chungking TIME Correspondent Theodore H. White cabled this week:

The Japanese Army has been whipped. All last week, through villages and towns they devastated in the past month, raked by Chinese and American airmen, elements of five Japanese divisions, plus straggling traitors in their pay, were marching back to the north bank of the Yangtze and the protective river barriers.

No one knows, even now, what the Japanese objectives were in this campaign. It was probably the artless pessimism broadcast from Chungking during the original drive through the lowlands south of the...

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