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    he had also ordered them to "die like shattered jewels" in the face of the enemy(also botching the quote).

    I do know, from reading a score of letters written by soldiers going into Japan in that last week of August, that they were completely surprised and relieved not to meet the kind of bloody resistance they had anticipated.

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