Diary October 21, 1943

Japanese propaganda poster 'Rise of Asia'
Japanese propaganda poster ‘Rise of Asia’. With the increasing problems in their struggle against the Allies, the Japanese are trying to change their ‘war of conquest’ to a ‘liberation war’ against the former colonial powers.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, October 21, 1943:

Occupied Territories

Philippines: Japan grants ‘independence’ to Philippines.
Malaya: SC Bose forms provisional government of ‘Free India’ at Singapore.

Air War

Mediterranean: American Curtiss P-40 squadron destroys Stuka formation about to attack Yugoslav Partisans.

Home Fronts

Britain: Death of First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Dudley Pound; aged 66.

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