CHINA: Through the Great Wall

The Russians were withdrawing from Manchuria, the focal point of China's civil war (see INTERNATIONAL), Chinese Communists were taking over in their wake.

Meanwhile, U.S.-trained Central Government troops were marching into the vast, rich region. With them was TIME Correspondent William Gray, the first American newsman to enter Manchuria. His report: It is a strange warfare that has taken China's Thirteenth and Fifty-Second Armies into southwest Manchuria on the road to Mukden. Thus far it is largely rifle warfare, and the front moves rapidly. You do not see shell holes or blasted...

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