World Battlefronts: Many Happy Returns

Eighteen years, three months and seven days before Pearl Harbor, Japan experienced an earthquake and fires that took 90-odd thousand lives and left disease smoldering in their wake. Some $11,000,000 in cash and many a shipload of relief materials from a sympathetic U.S., commented Herbert H. Gowen in his An Outline History of Japan, "are things no Japanese is ever likely to forget." Japan did not forget. Said a War Department communiqué last week:

"Several of the specially built barges which the Japanese used in attempting landings on the west coast of Bataan have been captured. In them were life-saving and other...

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