World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: Koga's End

They brought what was left of Mineichi Koga to Tokyo in a special train. He had done no great deeds, but he had died (they said) in action—and he was the Commander in Chief of Japan's Fleet. They enshrined him as a minor Shinto god; the Emperor granted him two decorations and a promotion to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet; the radio implored Japanese to "live the Koga way."

Thus did Koga, a small, taciturn man with an egg-shaped head, pass from the stage. But he left it in a whirl of...

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