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Diary May 21, 1945


Japanese boy volunteer
A Japanese boy volunteer would have been urged to throw into battle as part of the defending forces in the event of a US invasion of the home lands.
Diary for Monday, May 21, 1945:

Home Fronts

Japan: 2 million students mobilized in ‘Student Defense Corps’.
USA: Humphrey Bogart marries Lauren Bacall.

Okinawa

Americans capture Sugar Hill – exposing right flank of Shuri Line. Japanese decide to withdraw farther south.

Occupied countries

Germany: Himmler arrested by British troops at Bremervoerde, disguised as commercial traveller.

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