Against the dark picture of Japanese victories in the Pacific was silhouetted the brighter situation on the Russian front.
For a number of reasons, the reader may find the second volume of the PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR even more gratifying than the first.
—Pages 742, 743, 852 Official Coast Guard Photos —Pages 752, 1017, 1018, 1019 All other Odhams Press.
Several thousand American and Filipino troops escaped to Corregidor Island where they surrendered on May 6, after ammunition and food supplies became exhausted. 2, twenty-six nations had signed the United Nations Pact at Washington.
This agreement called for a unanimity of purpose and action against the Axis Powers.
To block Japanese control of the Indian Ocean, British forces landed on the French island colony of Madagascar.