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The Japanese troops on the island are in total disarray, and being slaughtered wholesale by the Americans. Each day hundreds of Japanese die, for the loss of a handful of Americans.

The Americans discover that the Japanese had almost run out of rations, medical supplies and ammunition weeks before their final defeat.

Cummings studies the Intelligence he had received the previous month, and discovers with shock that it was worthless and had led him to make incorrect assumptions. He is irritated that Dalleson was inadvertently responsible for the closure of the campaign, and what irritates him most is having to congratulate and probably promote Dalleson.

His feelings about Hearn's death are a mixture of pain and satisfaction. He calculates how much he will personally benefit from the victory, and decides that as he is unlikely to gain another star before the Philippines, he would be better off...

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