International: A Bubble Bursts

With his ancestors' 700-year-old samurai sword buckled at the side of his faded, patched uniform, fierce, bullet-headed General Tomoyuki Yamashita came trudging out of northern Luzon's Caraballo Mountains.

Whisked to Baguio, Yamashita formally surrendered to Lieut. General Jonathan M. Wainwright, ordered the 40,000 Japanese troops in the Philippines to give up.

Asked if he would commit harakiri, Yamashita grinned and shook his close-cropped head: "Hara-kiri? No, no harakiri." A U.S. soldier who had helped establish contact with Japan's ferocious "Tiger of Malaya" conferred on him a new nick name: "The Gopher of Luzon."...

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