3rd May 1945

“Is it true that Hitler has been killed?” asked our maid this morning. I told her that it was only a rumor but that it was definite Mussolini had been shot. She did not seem to care about Mussolini but she mourned for the Fuehrer. “What do you care?” I asked her. “He was not a Japanese and besides, you do …

24th April 1945

The ambassadors’ conference failed to divert the Japanese from the realities of the war. While looking forward “with the keenest concern and breathless interest” to “an eleventh-hour rally” by the Germans, the Mainichi concedes that from all appearances “death alone awaits the German nation.” For its part the Asahi, declaring that the fate of Berlin “is already more or less …

Aug 13, 1943

Friday the 13th–- Have had sinus trouble terribly for the past week. Sent us a lot of men over from the hospital, bed bugs are more terrific than ever. Col. Beecher was very dissatisfied with inspection last Wednesday. Nips gave camp a thorough inspection yesterday. We are making gains on all fronts according to rumors. Italy is about to fall. …

Viernes 12 de Agosto 1898

(…) Todo sigue con gran tranquilidad y aún hay quién dice que es imposible un bombardeo desde el momento que las potencias Europeas reunidas en Berlín han declarado que se opondrían á la anexión de Filipinas á los Estados Unidos. Everything is quiet and there is even someone who says a bombardment is impossible from the time the European powers …