From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

Vice-President Henry A. Wallace, back from a trip to the Far East, yesterday described China’s military situation as “very grave” after conferring with President Roosevelt in Washington.

The statement came only four days after the President also told a press conference that the Chinese war was not going well and that it was a source of worry to him.

However, yesterday’s Southeast Asia Command communique again reported new Allied gains, while United Press said that Japanese troops were surrendering without a fight for the first time in the Burma theater.

Allied troops have pushed on from Ukhrul, on the India-Burma border, to Ongshim, nine miles to the southeast. North and west of Ukhrul, the remnants of three enemy divisions appeared only too willing to surrender and made no attempt to fight it out first, United Press said.

In Burma’s Mogaung Valley, west of Myitkyina, Chinese troops moving west approached within 5 1/2 miles of other Chinese forces coming down the road from Kamaing.

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Henry A. Wallace

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