On the 93rd day of war against Japan, the British lion roared at the Japanese as he had never roared against Germany in 920 days of war. What angered him was a statement read slowly and quietly in the House of Commons by Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden.
> "The Japanese Army at Hong Kong," he said, "perpetrated the same kind of barbarities which aroused the horror of the civilized world at the time of the Nanking massacre of 1937. . . .
> "Fifty officers and men of the British were bound hand and foot and then bayoneted to death. ....
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