World Battlefronts: Those Inscrutable Japs

A Marine Corps correspondent's description of Japanese prisoners* in the South Pacific reached the U.S. last week.

"Jap officers, enlisted men and laborers . . . are anything but resigned and sullen prisoners. Once over his astonishment that he is being treated like a human being and given more food than he has probably had for some time, the Jap undergoes a rapid readjustment. Often he becomes a happy-go-lucky prisoner with a passion for horseplay, cigarets, American slang and swing tunes. . . . Each prisoner is allotted five native cigarets daily, but they would gladly trade them all for an American...

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