This episode examines early Chinese resistance to Japan prior to World War II and U.S. efforts to assist them. In order to get supplies to China, the U.S. must use an overland route through Burma. The Japanese cut off this route when they take control of Burma after the battle of Toungoo. Later, Allied forces push back against the Japanese and found the Ledo route as an alternative route to supply China. Although the Chinese resist the Japanese their efforts to mostly result in a bloody stalemate.