by Sandra Vea
Interpreters with the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) during WW2 were credited for shortening the war in the South Pacific by two years. Yet, they had to keep their service secret for 30 years.
SOURCE: Asia-Pacific Journal
by Miriam Kingsberg Kadia
It was in a course on modern Japanese history where things went haywire.
by Marc Gallicchio and Waldo Heinrichs
That’s just how Americans felt in 1945, too.
by Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio
R-Day (this stands for redeployment and readjustment) was the day in 1945 when GIs in Europe and the Pacific Theater learned if they had accumulated enough points to be sent home.
SOURCE: NY Review of Books
by Eri Hotta
“The Germans... don’t like China constantly comparing them with Japan and going on about the war.”
The remarkable discovery of a box of letters in the archives of the BBC is shedding new light on conditions and attitudes in France during World War Two.
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