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Heart of Darkness

"During the day, the Japanese is just an ordinary fighting man, deadly only when behind logs, in high jungle growth or inside concrete pillboxes. He exhibits an extreme reluctance to chance a bayonet, knife or knuckle duel with our boys, and he will press the inevitable hand grenade to honorable stomach rather than be confronted by a Yank tommy- gunner at shakinghands range.

At night, he’s lethal. Tricky. Deceptive. The jungle blackouts embellish his sneak tactics. The hideous fear of the dark which most of us tossed off years back has been rekindled by just one night in a Japanese- infested bush. Thus, the need for a simple, workable plan. Our scheme is: quit fighting early and get set for them."