Fortnight after the Japs lost 22 ships in the Bismarck Sea (TIME, March
15), the Japanese Government announced by radio that all Japanese
soldiers would be taught how to swim. "The scheme has been prompted,"
said Tokyo Radio, "by the fact that war operations in Greater East Asia
are closely connected with water."
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