World Battlefronts: East is East

Hirohito, the Son of Heaven himself, last week presented several tanks to his troops in northern Japan to use in case the U.S. attempted to land there. Said the tankers' commanding officer: "If the enemy approaches, we will destroy him on the beach and ease the mind of his Imperial Majesty."

Possibly he meant every word of it. Every good Japanese was working hard to ease the Imperial mind. Said Radio Tokyo, always ready to help: "One thing is now clear; America has lost the war."

This claim, by Japanese standards, was not so absurd as it appeared to the more practical U.S....

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