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Manchukuo empire

Post by Balrog » 26 Aug 2003 05:36

i am looking for photos of anything dealing with the puppet state of manchukuo set up by the japanese in the 1930's. i would like a photo of the emperor pu-yi in manchukuo uniform, photos of his imperial bodyguards, and photos of his palace. also, any information on the puppet army of manchukuo. how many men served in the puppet emperor's army? did the army ever see any fighting? anyone know what medals and decorations he handed out? anyone have photos of manchukuo currency and documents?
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Post by David Thompson » 26 Aug 2003 07:35

joel -- Here a a couple of photographs of Pu-yi, Emperor of Manchukuo. The first picture shows him in field uniform; the second shows him in what looks like a formal dress or parade uniform.
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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 Aug 2003 13:42

This site shows photos of a number of Manchukuo stamps:

http://www.iomoon.com/changbai.html

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This is difficult to see, but it is said to be an aluminum Fen coin minted for Manchukuo in 1940.

http://www.rdbl.de/asia/co_a09.htm
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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 Aug 2003 13:47

According to the site listed below, the photos show Manchukuo currency:

http://www.atsnotes.com/catalog/china/manchukuo.html
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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 Aug 2003 13:53

There are over a dozen Manchukuo postcards pictured on the site listed below.

http://www.collect.at/Postal_Stationery_from_Japan.htm

Manchukuo 3 Fen Air Postcard:
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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 Aug 2003 14:15

This site discusses the Manchukuo military, its role, its composition, its organization and fate:

http://orbat.com/site/history/historica ... hukuo.html

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Post by Balrog » 26 Aug 2003 14:31

thank you for the links. anyone else with photos,links, or information, please post it here.

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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 Aug 2003 14:31

Artist Jerry Boucher's rendering of a Japanese aircraft with Manchukuo markings:

http://hsgalleries.com/ki27jb_1.htm
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Post by Balrog » 26 Aug 2003 14:35

yes, thank you david, for the correct spelling of Manchukuo. :)

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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 Aug 2003 14:46

From: http://pro.corbis.com

Numerous uniforms in view shortly after Pu Yi ascended to the Manchukuo throne:

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Manchukuoan Troops Guarding Russo Border. Hsinking, Manchukuo: New recruits of the Japanese-trained Manchukuo Army, are shown during rifle practice equipped with full field packs.


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Post by Balrog » 26 Aug 2003 14:56

the army link was interesting. the imperial manchukuo army was much larger than i thought. the link stated that most of the soldiers in it were mercenaries made up of opium addicts, drunkards, scoundrels,gamblers, etc. what about the officer corps? does anyone have any biographical material on the officers? any photos?

the airforce seemed to be mostly made up of japanese pilots with a few token chinese pilots for show. anyone have any photos or bio materiall on any manchukuo chinese pilots?

did the army ever fight in major battles? i'm not clear on that point. they mention capturing mortar factories, but was that done by the japanese or the manchukuo army?

who was the highest ranking CHINESE general in the manchukuo army? any photos of him?

i realize this was a puppet army and was controlled by the japanese army, but still, outside of the emperor pu-yi, there must have been some chinese generals. or perhaps not.

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Post by Windward » 26 Aug 2003 16:18

Hi David Thompson, the first photo you post was not Pu Yi, but his brother Pu Jie, who dressing a uniform of Manchurian lieutenant. Pu Jie went to Japan in 1929, entered Tokyo Army Academy in 1933, and graduated in 1935.

The Chinese spell of Manchukuo is "Man Zhou Guo"(State of Manchuria) or "Man Zhou Di Guo"(Empire of Manchuria).
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Post by Windward » 26 Aug 2003 16:38

Enperor Pu Yi(right) and Tenno Hirohito(left), Tokyo Station, June 1940
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Post by Balrog » 26 Aug 2003 17:10

i read that the emperor's brother was alive just a few years ago? is he still alive? he married a japanese noble woman and had a daughter. i think there was some kind of romeo/juliet style scandal involving the daughter in japan in the late 1950's. was he captured along with his brother at the end of the war? or did he escape to japan?

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Post by Windward » 26 Aug 2003 17:12

Pu Yi in the uniform of "Manchurian Grand Marshal of Army, Navy and Air Force", photo taken in 1933.
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