World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF CHINA: Another Paris

Kweilin, the "Paris of China," was close to panic again. Panic had struck first seven weeks ago when the Japanese, poised in Hengyang, had seemed headed for the battered but glamorous Kwangsi city (pop. 100,000), whose holiday habits and friendly girls have made Kweilin's name blessed among U.S. airforcemen on pass.

That time the Fourteenth Air Force's big Kweilin base had been stripped and partly scorched. But the panic had died in a crackle of firecrackers when the Chinese Army and the Fourteenth's airmen had checked the enemy at Hengyang. This time the threat to Kweilin was more serious than before.

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