World Battlefronts: No. I Fifth Column

In Vigan, 200 miles north of Manila, a lamb-meek little Nipponese shopkeeper named Hara blossomed out in his wolf's clothing when the Japanese took the city. He was soon walking crisply about town in the uniform of a Japanese Army major and calling himself "Military Governor of the Province of Ilocos Sur." In central Luzon U.S. anti-aircraft gunners found their camouflaged positions revealed to Japanese pilots by mirrors placed in treetops. In all the Japanese beachhead thrusts they showed complete and accurate familiarity with obstacles and terrain.

These were only surface indications of...

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