World Battlefronts: BEWARE, THERE IS AMERICA

One night last summer, a small sailboat crept out of Batavia. Aboard were three Dutchmen, the first and (so far) the only white men on record who have escaped from Java since the Japs took the island almost a year ago. Last week one of those Dutchmen, safe in the U.S., told what it was like to live under Japanese military rule.

The Dutchman worked in the electric power plant. He stayed at his job on March 5, 1942, when Batavia announced its surrender. The remnants of the Dutch and Allied armies had withdrawn into...

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