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Post by Peter H » 21 Mar 2007 08:29

A balloon message over Shanghai 1937.Can someone assist?
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Post by Peter H » 21 Mar 2007 08:32

Can someone also help with this?
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Post by Windward » 21 Mar 2007 15:30

Peter H wrote:A balloon message over Shanghai 1937.Can someone assist?
Japanese troops (had) occupied Dachang town

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Post by Windward » 21 Mar 2007 15:32

Peter H wrote:Can someone also help with this?
the site where brave engineer corporal 伴田五郎 (need Japanese friends spell this person's name in Romaji) falled

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Post by Peter H » 22 Mar 2007 09:10

Thanks!

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Post by kutuzov » 24 Mar 2007 16:00

Windward wrote:
Peter H wrote:Can someone also help with this?
the site where brave engineer corporal 伴田五郎 (need Japanese friends spell this person's name in Romaji) falled
伴田五郎 はんだ ごろう handa goro

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Post by hisashi » 15 Apr 2007 12:43

伴田五郎(stage name 友田恭助, 1899-1937) was a popular stage actor. He was drafted and was dead in 1937 at Shanghai. It was a big news of the day.

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Post by Peter H » 15 Apr 2007 13:09

Thanks hisashi.

It makes sense now why it appeared in a magazine.

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Post by Peter H » 25 May 2007 05:29

Does anyone know what the Japanese soldier says to Witt in the movie The Thin Red Line before he kills him?

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Post by scotisle » 01 Aug 2007 09:41

This cropped image is the Japanese writing on an obelisk in Okinawa. Members of the segregated 12th Ammunition Company were using the monument as a rest area. I'm trying to figure out where the monument is, and if it survived the battle.

The full image can be seen here

http://narademo.umiacs.umd.edu/cgi-bin/ ... ject=70270

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Post by Windward » 01 Aug 2007 10:27

"Monument to the Loyal Souls
--- IJA general Suzuki"

FYI the picture is reversed

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Post by scotisle » 01 Aug 2007 22:18

Thanks, I didn't know that. I'll try to find out something about General Suzuki.

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Post by hisashi » 02 Aug 2007 14:00

忠魂碑(chukon-hi) is a monument for the remembrance of the local soldiers fell in a war, namely 1st Shino-Japanese War or Russo-Japanese War, usually on the proposal of veteran's associations. After WWII GHQ ordered to remove any war-glorifying monuments and They were often broken or hidden until 1950. If in Okinawa, this monument had little chance to survive until 1970 when Okinawa returned to Japan.
General Suzuki is perhaps 鈴木荘六 (Suzuki Soroku 1885-1940), the president of veteran's association 1931-1937, who left many handwritings in monuments and calligraphies.

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Post by VJK » 10 Aug 2007 20:10

Hi!

Can anyone please translate the name of this Major General: Shiro ......

Many thanks in advance,

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Post by Akira Takizawa » 11 Aug 2007 13:54

VJK wrote:Can anyone please translate the name of this Major General: Shiro ......
He is Magoshiro Sakai.

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