World Battlefronts: China's American

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek last week appointed a U.S. Army officer his Chief of Staff. The officer: peppery Lieut. General Joseph W. Stilwell.

When General Stilwell arrived in Chungking a fortnight ago, on a special mission for President Roosevelt, the Chinese welcomed an old friend who literally spoke their language. Joseph Stilwell began to learn Chinese in 1919 (when he was a captain, 15 years out of West Point). Later the Army sent him to Peking to perfect his Chinese dialects. Off & on, he has spent 15 years in China.

General Stilwell is a soldier's officer, whose one passion is...

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