The Press: Hold It, Tojo

In the Tokyo suburb of Tamagawa, the afternoon of Sept.11, 1945 was sultry. A sweating pack of Allied war correspondents waited restlessly outside the neat little house of General Hideki ("The Razor") Tojo, wartime premier of Japan. Tipped off that General MacArthur had ordered the hard-bitten little war lord's arrest, the newsmen had scrambled out ahead of the Army detail that would take him in. They grew impatient, sent a Japanese in to offer him a lift into town if he'd surrender to them instead. He refused to emerge from his study.

The soldiers arrived, a major demanded entry and Tojo stalled...

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