World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: Hand Across the Seas

The Jap spread his little hands. His plan unfolded. The world saw that the Philippines, Singapore, the threatened Indies and frightened Australia were enormous incidents in a strategy even bigger than any of his foes had conceived or feared. The Jap was not only fighting for the riches, the places, the physical possessions of the Far Pacific, but for even more.

He was after sea lanes. It was for them, and for the world power that they could give him, that he reached when his forces closed on Singapore; when he drove at the...

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