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An emperor’s account provides a window into WWII role

Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 01:09

Japan’s Emperor Hirohito did not veto his advisers’ decision to declare war on the United States in 1941 because he feared triggering an internal conflict that would destroy his country, he said in an account dictated to an adviser. This highly anticipated manuscript was auctioned on Wednesday in New York.

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Japan’s Emperor Hirohito did not veto his advisers’ decision to declare war on the United States in 1941 because he feared triggering an internal conflict that would destroy his country, he said in an account dictated to an adviser. This highly anticipated manuscript was auctioned on Wednesday in New York.

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An emperor’s account provides a window into WWII role

Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 01:09