British naval losses in the last 3 or 4 days: 2 cruisers and an aircraft carrier sunk, 1 destroyer wrecked.  Axis losses: 1 cruiser sunk.
From Nehru’s speech today: “Who dies if India live?” How impressed the pinks will be – and how they would snigger at “Who dies if England live?” 
 On 5 April, the heavy cruisers Dorsetshire and Cornwall, the destroyer Tenedos, and the armed merchant-ship Hector were sunk by Japanese aircraft operating from carriers in the Indian Ocean. On 9 April (the day 64,000 Filipinos and 12,000 Americans surrendered at Bataan) the aircraft carrier Hermes and the destroyer Vampire were among a further group of ships sunk by the Japanese in the Indian Ocean, including 135,000 tons of merchant and troop ships.
 ‘Who dies if England live?’ comes from Kipling’s ‘For All We Have and Are’ (1914) and was quoted by Orwell in ‘Notes on the Way’, 30 March and 6 April 1940 (CW, XII, p. 126); it also has the line, ‘The Hun is at the gate!’ Although ‘Hun’ had been used derogatively for a German in the nineteenth century, its twentieth-century usage was introduced by Kaiser Wilhelm II in a widely reported speech when addressing his troops on 27 July 1900 before their departure for China.