World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Postponed Decision

The British were ready to admit that the second Burma campaign, like the first, had been lost. The winner: Major General Masakasu Kawabe, Commander of the Japanese.

British and Indian troops were in slow, steady retreat last week before the jujitsu jabs of the Japs, who infiltrated their positions and threatened to cut their thin communication line. The British would probably be lucky if they could withdraw intact to India before the imminent season of monsoon, malaria and mud.

In the short and dismal history of the second Burma campaign the British never had made their purposes clear. A major accomplishment...

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