Pivot to Japan

Wednesday, May 9, 1945

It’s not really over, not with the war against Japan still to be settled. This phase of the war brings us into contact with a much different culture from the European heritage. Their way of fighting war and treating prisoners of war is far more brutal. They will be very tough opponents. But Grandpa’s letter captures to sense of finality, of breath finally being let out: “Our citizens are little by little relaxing from the war effort. True the papers and announcers are warning us not to relax because there is still a stiff and lasting war ahead of us. But the Dicks and Toms and Harrys can figure out for themselves that a war with Japan plus a war with Germany was much more than with Japan alone.”

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