JAPAN: Shakedown

Southward from Tokyo to the sea, railway tracks writhed and telegraph poles came reeling down as the earth crust moved and slithered. With all communications cut, soaring airplanes could only report that at Osaka, second largest city of Japan, fires had broken out, and that Kobe, third city, biggest port, was in confusion. Reputedly, the Amarubes Bridge, longest railway bridge in the Far East, had shaken down.


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