CHINA: A Little Progress

Tired Chungking shook off winter's grey chill, admired the flowering plum and magnolia trees, found comfort in the promise of spring. In her eighth springtime of war, China was bearing an accumulated burden of inflation, hunger, disease, political disunity and military retreat. But somehow the nation was still holding together, and the Government of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek had come back—a little way—from last fall's near-collapse.

Toward Victory. A great gap had been torn in the Jap blockade. Supplies, flowing up the Ledo-Burma Road, were revitalizing Chungking's ragged riflemen. Not even the Jap capture of Laohokow and its U.S. air base (see...

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