World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: The Taste of Defeat

As top strategists at Quebec (see U.S. AT WAR) debated how best to speed the end of the war in the Orient, the war in the Orient went on. Many people remember the Allied military catastrophes of 1942; few knew that another occurred last week. TIME Correspondent Teddy White describes the debacle in which the Japanese drove Claire Chennault's air force from its principal advance base in South China:

Some day Chinese chronicles will record the whole story of the South China campaign in all its glory and disgrace, its heroism and...

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