Foreign News: Everybody Fight Together

Now that Mukden has fallen (TIME, Nov. 8), Taiyuan has become the prime Communist objective in North China. Taiyuan, surrounded capital of Shansi Province, is the last island of resistance protecting the southern flank of Nationalist General Fu Tso-yi's North China corridor. For three years Taiyuan's commander, oldtime warlord Marshal Yen Hsi-shan, has fought off increasingly heavy Communist attacks. Last week TIME Correspondent Robert Doyle flew in to visit the marshal. Doyle cabled:

As we swung in over Shansi's western border we looked down on an expanse of craggy peaks with terraces stepped...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!