CHINA: Victory

Everywhere the Nationalist armies smashed ahead. In the biggest week of Government successes since the undeclared civil war began, all but a few miles of China's strategic railroad lines were free of Communist troops. Between the Communists' Inner Mongolia base at Kalgan, and their lair at Yenan, the fall of Tatung and Fengcheng enabled Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's forces to drive a battering wedge (see map). Another Government army closed in on Kalgan from Jehol.

Hwaiyin (southeast of Kaifeng) also fell to Government forces, while Harbin was menaced by General Tu Li-ming's advancing troops,...

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