World: In Brunei Bay

For seven days Allied planes and naval units sowed high explosives around Borneo, in the southern end of General MacArthur's theater. Then from Tokyo came a voluble description of action. An Allied convoy, including a battleship, cruisers, destroyers and 50 other small warships massed off Brunei Bay, began bombarding Labuan Island, guarding the bay's entrance. The landing which followed, said Tokyo, was made with "about a division of troops." From Canberra came confirmation that men of the Australian Ninth Division had gone ashore in British North Borneo. Brunei Bay offered the Allies a fine fleet anchorage.

Tokyo radio also chattered nervously about...

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