World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: Gremlin Factory

A Japanese soldier's usefulness to the Emperor is not ended when he is killed. According to the nationalistic Nipponese religious teachings, soldiers slain in battle become minor deities and go right on fighting the enemy in gremlinesque fashion. They foul up his radio equipment, make his detachments fire at each other, worry and scare his troops to the point of suicide.

This kind of spiritual guerrilla warfare has been solemnly credited with helping last summer's Jap evacuation of Kiska, in the Aleutians, after U.S. forces had mopped up the garrison on nearby Attu....

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