International: The Enemy Speaks

The unfathomable Japanese publicly extended their sympathy to the U.S. people on the death of President Roosevelt.

In an English-language broadcast from Japan, Premier Admiral Kantaro Suzuki was quoted as saying, "I must admit that Roosevelt's leadership has been very effective and has been responsible for the Americans' advantageous position today. For that reason I can easily understand the great loss his passing means to the American people and my profound sympathy goes to them."

Stunned by shells, bombs and defeat, plain Germans barely glanced up from their ruins. Professional Nazis spat.


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