On the body of a soldier of Japan's veteran, ill-famed 18th Division, soldiers found a bit of Nipponese poesy. Translation:
With bloodstained flag of Rising Sun I'd like to conquer the world;
As I spit on Great Wall of China a multi-hued rainbow rises above Gobi Desert;
On Ganges River at foot of majestic Himalaya Mountains, sons of Nippon look for some crocodiles;
Today we're in Berlin, tomorrow in Moscow, home of snowbound Siberia;
As fog lifts, we see city of London rising high, as ceremonial fish of boys' days does;
Now we're in Chicago, once terrorized by gangsters, where our grandchildren pay homage to our memorial...