Diary February 21, 1942

Japanese troops in Burma

Japanese troops penetrate in a burning village in Burma .

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, February 21, 1942:

Southeast Asia

Burma: British troops begin withdrawal over river Sittang (night February 21-22).

Politics

Portugal: Salazar makes ‘energetic protest’ against Japanese occupation of Portuguese Timor.

Neutrals

Uruguay: President Baldomir foils attempted coup.

Home Fronts

USA: Pacific coast declared ‘strategic defense area’.

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