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Yoshijiro Umezu (1882 – 1949)


General in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II In July 1944, Umezu became the final Chief the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff and a member of the Supreme War Council.
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Yoshijiro Umezu
With luck we will be able to repulse the invaders before they land. At any rate, I can say that we will be able to destroy the major part of an invading force. That is, we will be able to inflict extremely heavy damage on the enemy.
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I can say with confidence that we will be able to destroy the major part of an invading force.
Umezu
The certain way to victory...lies in making everything on Imperial soil contribute to the war effort...combining the total material and spiritual strength of the nation...




Umezu Yoshijiro quotes
Germ warfare against the United States would escalate to war against all humanity.
Umezu Yoshijiro
It is not possible to foretell the reaction of certain elements in the Army and Navy.
Yoshijiro Umezu quotes
It is all very well to be cautious, but if we are too cautious we will miss our opportunity.
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