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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 8th August, 1941 : The Japanese ambassador in Washington, Admiral Kishiaburo Nomura, proposes that … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 25th July, 1941 : Malta – During the night Italian assault vessel crews try … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th June, 1940 : Japan’s Prime Minister Arita has declared that, while constructing a “new order” in East Asia and a “co-prosperity” sphere, Japan was paying serious attention to the development of the war … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th June, 1935 : The Nationalist Government of China today caved in to a Japanese ultimatum, following Japan’s bloodless victory in Manchuria, now Manchukuo. It agreed to the removal of a division of their … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 2nd January, 1905 : After a cruel seven-months siege the 20,000 strong Russian garrison at the great Korean naval fortress of Port Arthur surrendered to the Japanese today. At 4.30 p.m. General Anatoly Stoessel, … Continue reading

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The progress

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger There are subjects which, at least for me, follow from each other. Yesterday we had here the article about hundreds and thousands “New Europeans” abandoning colonialist-free, independent Africa and today I noticed something … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th January, 1902 : Britain and Japan today signed a treaty of alliance. It is essentially an arrangement for the defence of their parallel interests in China and Korea, with each side agreeing to … Continue reading

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US missing in inaction

Ludwig von Gress With Obama successfully doing to America what its enemies, mostly unsuccessfully, have been trying to do for ages, the world history chapter called Pax Americana is reaching its last pages. The enemies got Obama’s measure a long … Continue reading

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july memories / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th July, 1907 : Rioting is expected in Korea in reaction to the signing in Seoul of new agreements, which give absolute power over all local administration to the Japanese Resident General in Seoul. … Continue reading

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november / 03

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 3rd November, 1904 : Japan was engaged in the struggle with Russia in the interests of civilisation, peace and the progress of the world, Japanese Consul, Mr Iwasaki, told a luncheon in Sydney today … Continue reading

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december memories / 23

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd December, 1948 : General Tojo, Japan’s Prime Minister during the war, and six other wartime leaders, were hanged by the American Army at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo early this morning. Accused of whipping … Continue reading

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november memories / 10

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 10th November, 1928 : The Regent Hirohito has ascended to the throne of Japan, occupied since before written records began by his “heavenly and imperial ancestors”. The newly-enthroned Emperor confidently declared that the spiritual … Continue reading

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