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April 29, 1942

We were not permitted to forget the Emperor’s birthday! The pictorial section of the Nishi-Nishi showed victorious soldiers shouting as they dramatically planted the Rising Sun flag on a high ridge in Bataan. When we gazed at pictures of our captured USAFFE forces, the ache in our hearts was almost more than we could bear.

Our gallant men were so sorrowful and thin, while General Homma’s picture, covering an entire page, grinned at us victoriously.