World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF JAPAN: Remember Pearl Harbor

The Battle of Japan began last week.

Only two days before a silky-voiced Tokyo announcer had scoffed at the very idea: "The Chinese Government," said he, "has been spreading the most laughable, false propaganda that the Japanese capital has been bombed. The people of Tokyo pleasantly enjoy the quiet, peaceful and delightful spring days, observing the beautiful cherry blossoms. Now the residents of Tokyo are celebrating our glorious victories under very bright lights."

And then in broad daylight, at 12:30 Saturday noon, it happened. In from the sea swept a fleet of U.S....

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