World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF CHINA: Into the Clear Sky?

From Chungking, speculating on the Japanese offensive in Central China, TIME Correspondent Theodore H. White last week sent this report on the battle raging 300 miles away on the winding Yangtze:

All last week in the scraggly foothills that fringe the mouth of the Yangtze gorges, the Chinese and Japanese were engaged in the most furious fighting since Burma fell. Only a few authentic facts of the battle could be learned. A fortnight before, the Japanese had launched a drive in Central China (TIME, May 31). Scouring the triangle between Hankow and the Yangtze...

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