BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: World at Stake?

"Be prepared," warned the London Daily Herald, "to learn from some military spokesman or semi-official syrup-dispenser that the situation in the Far East is scarcely relevant to the general trend of the war. Be prepared for the revival of soothing phrases about 'keeping a sense of perspective.' Be prepared for reminders that, my dear fellow, the real enemy is Germany, and for suggestions that the war with Japan is little more than an exciting side show."

These were typical of the angry, worried words which flew in the capital of the British Empire last...

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