World: Technique of Invasion

Japan's technique of invasion is precise, painstakingly prepared and efficiently executed. It proves that the U.S. has to over come something more than superiority of numbers in the western Pacific. Last week the War Department released a study of Japanese methods as displayed in the Philippines. Details: For invasion from the sea, the Japanese chose beach areas about five miles long.

Half a mile off the selected landing spot, they placed destroyers. Three miles behind the destroyers, a cruiser or battleship took station. Between the light and heavy war ships were transports. An aircraft carrier nested in their midst.

Anti-aircraft guns curtained the...

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