1940  -  FRANCE  -  JUNE.  THE  WAR  IN  EUROPE  HAS  BEEN  RAGING  FOR  9  MONTHS.


JUNE  23RD.  HITLER  TOURS  A  DEFEATED  AND  DESERTED  PARIS.


THE  SPEED  AT  WHCIH  GERMANY IS  MAKING  VICTORIES  IN  EUROPE  CONVINCES  JAPAN  TO  SIGN  THE  AXES  PACK  WITH  GERMANY  AND  ITALY.


JAPANESE  TROOPS  OCCUPY  PARTS  OF  FRENCH-INDO-CHINA.


JAPAN  EMPIRE  IS  NOW  RUN  AS  A  POLICE  STATE.  TOTAL  OBEDIENCE  IS  DEMANDED.  ANY  OPPOSITION  IS  RUTHLESSLY  STAMPED  OUT  BY  JAPANS  FORT  POLICE.


FROM  A  DIARY  OF  A  TEACHER:  "UNDER  CENSORSHIP  WE  ARE  UNABLE  TO  TALK  ABOUT  THE  WAR.  MR..... [HIGH  RANKING  MAN] WAS  ARRESTED  UNDER  SUSPICION  OF  BEING  A  TRATOR.  THE  NEWS  PAPERS  SAY  HE  HAS  AGREED  TO  CHANGE  HIS  VIEWS  AND  PHILOSOPHY.  I  JUST  CAN  NOT  BELIEVE  IT."


THE  BURMA  ROAD


BRITAIN  AND  THE  USA  ARE  PROVIDING  VITAL  RESOURCES  TO  THE  CHINESE  FORCES  FIGHTING  THE  JAPANESE.


IN  JAPAN  THIS  IS  SEEN  AS  AN  ACT  OF  AGGRESSION.


FROM  A  DIARY  OF  A  SCHOOL  HEADMASTER: "AS  LONG  AS  BRITAIN  AND  AMERICA  SUPPORT  CHINA  BY  PROVIDING  ARMS,  THIS  WAR  WILL  NOT  STOP.  JAPAN  DOES  NOT  WANT  TO  DESTROY  CHINA,  BUT  SIMPLY  TO  KICK  OUT  BRITAIN  AND  AMERICA."


JAPAN  HAS  FEW  NATURAL  RESOURCES  AND  NO  OIL  TO  FUEL  HER  WAR  MACHINE.  WESTERN  POWERS  HAVE  IMPOSED  ECONOMIC  SANCTIONS.  WHEN  JAPAN  REFUSES  TO  LEAVE  CHINA  IMMEDIATELY,  THE  WEST  CUTS  OFF  THE  SUPPLY  OF  OIL.


A  STUDENT  FROM  KEOTO  WRITES: "CALL-UPS  INTO  THE  ARMY  HAVE  BECOME  VERY  HEAVY  RECENTLY.  MORE  THAN  EVER  I  CAN  SENSE  THIS  IS  A  TIME  OF  NATIONAL  EMERGENCY.  EVERY  SECOND  WE  SEEM  TO  BE  ON  THE  BRINK  OF  FALLING  INTO  AN  ABYS.  WHEN  WILL  THAT  FATAL  MOMENT  ARRIVE?"


1941  -  SEPTEMBER  24TH  -  HAWAII


NAVAL  INTELLIGENCE  IN  TOKYO  SENDS  A  MESSAGE  TO  A  SECRET  AGENT  IN  PEARL  HABOR,  "STRICTLY  SECRET: WE  WOULD  LIKE  YOU  TO  MAKE  REPORTS  REGARDING  WAR-SHIPS  AND  AIR-CRAFT-CARRIERS.  WE  WOULD  LIKE  YOU  TO  REPORT  ON  THOSE  AT  ANCOR,  TIED  UP  IN  WARFS  AND  IN  DOCKS."


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TO  BE  CONTINUED


YES  YOU  MAY  KNOW  WHAT  COMES  NEXT!!


AMERICA  IS  ABOUT  TO  ENTER  WW2  IN  FULLY  FORCE,  SOMETHING  WINSTON  CHURCHILL  WAS  WANTED  THEM  TO  DO  FOR  A  FEW  YEARS  ALREADY.  NOW  THE  PEARL  HABOR  EVENT  WILL  BRING  AMERICA  INTO  THE  WAR  IN  NO  UNCERTAIN  WAY.