Of China's 4,480,992 square miles, Japanese forces held:
This week: 614,725
Week ago: 613,000
Month ago: 605,000
Year ago: 500,000
To Chinese the best war news in a long time was the absence for several days last week of Japanese announcements of fresh advances. Tucked away in Tokyo communiqués there were even statements that sizable Japanese forces in captured North China territory among the mountains of Shansi had been fed with biscuits dropped by Japanese bombers.
In other words, the harassing Chinese guerrilla tactics recently launched (TIME, Oct. 11) on a large scale, had...