World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Farewell Performance

In a sudden spurt of activity, Chinese troops last week captured Weichow Island, off the South China coast, pierced French Indo-China on a 100-mile front and pushed to within 150 miles of Shanghai. But their biggest success was the recapture of the key city of Liuchow, onetime Fourteenth Air Force base. From that war front, TIME Correspondent Theodore H. White radioed:

A trip to the China front is always an adventure. It is a bastard combination of hitchhiking by airplane, truck and jeep over a supply line roughly equal to the distance between London and Berlin. It is climaxed always...

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