World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Surrender or Die

On the other side of the world Japan's only ally, Nazi Germany, was crumbling to final ruin. Her potential new enemy, Soviet Russia, stood huge and menacing on the Manchurian border. She was virtually cut off from the rubber, oil, tin and foodstuffs of the South Seas. She had lost more than 1,800 merchant ships. In the mathematics of war, if not on last week's calendar, Japan was close to defeat.

Bottoms Up. The Japanese Navy is almost gone: in types of warships down to and including destroyers, she has about three dozen ill-assorted vessels left. She still has some...

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