World Battlefronts: Jippo for the Jap?

Suddenly at midweek, Singapore burst into cheers. The British Malayan Command at last threw the Australians into battle. Flippant as ever, the Aussies moved up to the line, through columns of haggard retiring Britons and Indians, in busses marked' "Tokyo or Bust" and "Nippon Express."

The Aussies were to test in blood a British gamble. Sometime ago the British Command had recognized that it could not hold north Malaya. Its troops were outnumbered four-to-one (or more), out-planed, outgunned, later out-tanked. There were some 1,000 miles of coast to defend, a half-score coastal inlets...

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