Power v. Statesmanship

The stiffest, ablest defense yet made by the Japs was put up on Okinawa. By last week, many a citizen and many a Pacific soldier saw significance in that fact when it was coupled with another. The second fact: on Okinawa more Jap soldiers surrendered than had ever surrendered before.

On Guam, Saipan and other islands long conquered by the U.S., Jap soldiers holed up in the hills still surrender by twos and threes, only occasionally by squads. But on Okinawa, even before the battle had ended, there were some surrenders in platoon...

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