International: The Wives

To the world, the two men were great, almost impersonal evildoers; but to their wives, they were still only husbands—and pretty good ones, as husbands went.

In Tokyo last week Mrs. Fujiko Homma, wife of Lieut. General Masaharu Homma, knew that she would soon be a widow. She had fought with quiet tenacity to save the General's life, had broken an ancient Japanese custom—according to which wives should be seen, not heard—by appearing in court and giving a newspaper interview in her husband's defense. With the submissive dignity of a Japanese lady, she related...

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