Carney, Ralph W.
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The speaker's travel schedule of 150,000 miles each year, six times around the world, primarily in the United States, some in Mexico, the West Indies and South America. The speaker's opportunity to talk to many people in his own country. The speaker's background in "Big Business." Contributions of the business man to the war effort, with examples. The unreal nature of the war for many Americans and Canadians. The character and situation of the average fighting soldier. Patriotism and what it means. The very different nature of this war as compared with World War I. Facing a new kind of enemy, particularly in the Pacific. An examination of a war map, demonstrating the task on which we have hardly yet begun, showing all the known, strongly fortified naval and air bases of Japan. An examination of Japanese military strengths. Reasons why Japan started a war she did not think she could lose. Facing some facts about Japanese military strength, with illustrative examples. Costs to us of the few achievements. The deadly factor of malaria and other tropical diseases. The failure of General Wavell's second campaign in Burma. The need to take the Japanese more seriously, to fight this war harder and with a more bitter intensity than we have up to now. What could happen if we quit fighting before the enemy has stopped. Erroneous predictions of a short war. Mistaken optimism, and why it is mistaken. Strikes in the United States. Time lost that can never be regained, and for which American boys will pay the penalty. Recent defeats in the war effort; facing the facts as they are. The war that civilians must fight, and how they can do it. A goodbye letter from a son to his family. Words on the British Empire.