U.S. At War: Facts

In a big Army-Navy facts-of-life rally, held last week in Los Angeles, some 650 West Coast bigwigs were told:

¶By Under Secretary of War Robert Patterson: in more than two years of fighting, U.S. troops have captured 170,000 Italian prisoners and 110,000 Germans, but only 377 Japs. (In Washington, Navy Secretary Knox added: "It is unwholesome to assume that the Japanese fleet is afraid to come out. It just does not suit them to come out right now. They have fanatical courage.")

¶By General Thomas Holcomb, U.S. Marines: "island-hopping" has been a necessary part of...

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