World Battlefronts: Invisible Weapon

Under its biggest, blackest headlines, the New York Post last week published the story that readers of Sunday supplements have waited for since World War II began. Military Expert Fletcher Pratt told how the Japanese had tried to spread bubonic plague from planes over the Chinese city of Changteh.

For months unconfirmed and unconfirmable rumors have persisted that the Japanese were experimenting with bacterial warfare in China. But the first reliable report reached the U.S. only last month, in a letter to the American Bureau for Medical Aid to China. Pratt double-checked his...

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