HISTORICAL NOTES: Liquor & Pearl Harbor

The Women's Christian Temperance Union, having brewed a new campaign against sale of liquor to the armed forces, last week pulled the cork with a pop. In Boston, Mrs. D. Leigh Colvin, W.C.T.U. president, handed out excerpts from a letter written to an American prohibitionist last January by Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese naval air captain who led the air attack on Pearl Harbor. Under the heading "No More Pearl Harbors and No More Drinking," Teetotaler Fuchida wrote: "Because of my subordinate position, I did not know at the time why the Japanese high command chose that day. After the war's termination,...

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