THE PACIFIC: Surrender

Six years ago, U.S. dive bombers sank three small Japanese cargo ships in the harbor of the tiny island of Anatahan, 61 miles north of Saipan. Thirty-three Japanese soldiers and sailors scrambled ashore and set up camp on the island. The men lived on lizards, mangoes, bananas and coconuts, made clothes for themselves out of parachute nylon salvaged from the wreckage of a B29.

The derelict group was rent by a minor civil war: eight of the men were murdered by their companions; the others were held in thrall by a dictatorial seaman...

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