The Nature of the Enemy

At last, the U.S. people were learning the true nature of the enemy they fight in the Pacific, an enemy that seems to be a beast which sometimes stands erect.

The two-years-belated shock came in a joint Army-Navy release, based on factual, eyewitness, non-hearsay accounts from Lieut. Colonel William E. Dyess and two others who escaped from Jap imprisonment and torture last April. From their reports, the Army & Navy concluded that of the 22,300 Americans taken captive on Bataan and Corregidor, at least 7,700 had been tortured, starved or shot to death in the first year of imprisonment. The number...

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