World: No Peace in the Solomons

How the Japanese behave when they have lost face—as they did when the Marines took their Solomon bases—was told last week when correspondents described the powerful Jap counterattack made on Aug. 24. It was a naval engagement on a scale only slightly smaller than the Battle of Midway.

On a morning as bright as a picture post card, a Japanese carrier force of some 40 warships—three carriers, two battleships, 15 to 20 light and heavy cruisers, with destroyers, seaplane tenders, gunboats and transports—appeared north of Tulagi, approaching in a great arc spread out...

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