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Villagers Tell Of Breakup In Nip Morale
Roundup Staff Article
The Japs facing the rugged British 36th Division of Maj. Gen. Francis W. Festing along the railway corridor
southwest from Mogaung are showing signs of shaken morale, reports the Associated Press of India this week.
Villagers have told the fighting men of Festing that there have been quarrels between Nip officers and men and at least
one incident where they hurled away their arms before continuing their retreat.
As the 36th fought on in patrol actions in North Burma and the Chinese troops continued contact with the
Nips, the Salween Expeditionary Force, seeking a linkup over the old Burma Road with the forces of Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell,
continued to hack away at enemy positions in Lungling and Mangshih.
PAGODA HILL FIGHT
Salween activity at Lungling has centered around Pagoda Hill, just
northeast of the five villages which comprise
the city proper. The Japs have attempted to dislodge the Chinese from their dominant positions here but failed in two
attacks, which they followed by an artillery barrage.
There were artillery exchanges around Mangshih, with USAAF fighters and bombers twice hitting the Nips
there. The planes also attacked Jap positions along the Burma Road between Mangshih and Pingka. Rains during most of the
week hindered the fighting along the Salween.
In the Arakan, fighting flared up again for the first time since May as the Japs attempted to capture
Goppe Bazaar, entrance to the vital Goppe Pass across the Mayu Range. The Nips were repulsed. Also in the Arakan, African
troops were active east of Mowdok and there were artillery exchanges south of Maungdaw.
In the Chin Hills the British reported stubborn Jap resistance around the Tiddim area. Tanks from a British
cavalry regiment attacked west of Tiddim in the only action of the week beyond increasing artillery exchanges.
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