RUSSIA-JAPAN: Portents

A second front last week had become more than a race against Hitler's European armies. It had become a race to see who would open one first—the U.S. and Britain to aid Russia, or Japan to help Germany. From the Pacific came portents indicating that Japan, with 1,000,000 men already lined up in Manchukuo, was poised for a blow against Siberia.

> Japan had moved into the Aleutians, flanking Soviet Kamchatka and sitting athwart one important U.S.-Russian communication line.

> The U.S.S.R. openly accused a Japanese submarine of torpedoing the 4,761-ton Russian freighter Angarstroi, which sank 32 miles off the Japanese...

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