So who won?
For all its bluster, Japan had been a taught a lesson it would not forget. Or, rather, the tactical lessons would be forgotten five years later, when Japanese soldiers again had to turn themselves into human anti-tank mines in a vain attempt to defeat American Sherman tanks.
This is a story of a battle that was, and a war that wasn't.
(This first appeared several years ago.)
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