MTCTW Ep.4 Battle at The Salween

Featuring Gary Sinise

In April,1942, the Japanese captured the western terminus of the Burma Road, China’s vital lifeline. Its vaunted 56th armored division, The Red Dragons, turned eastward toward the Chinese wartime capital of Chunking. Its last obstacle is the mile deep gorge of the Salween River. If Chunking and China fall, nearly half of Japan’s Army – 3/4 of a million men – will be free to turn to India, Malaysia and ultimately, Australia. The Allies would lose the only practical base for launching attacks against the Japanese home islands. Only Tex Hill and the Flying Tigers have a chance to stop them. Time 44:30.