World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Here & There

Tojo boasted: "During the last two years Japan has brought her fighting strength to such a level that she is now ready to make use of the earliest opportunity to deal the enemy troops a decisive blow and frustrate all enemy efforts." Tokyo commentators added: "The day for a large-scale Japanese campaign is drawing close." As Tojo well knew, he was talking through his hat: he had about as much chance of deciding when the big events would come as Hitler had of deciding D-day in western Europe. He could only guess...

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