Nankai Shitai

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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Akira Takizawa » 04 Apr 2010 04:18

Brady wrote:
Peter H wrote:New Britain
Rabaul?
Kavieng

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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Brady » 04 Apr 2010 04:29

Akira Takizawa wrote:
Brady wrote:
Peter H wrote:New Britain
Rabaul?
Kavieng

Taki
O-SNLF troops? They apear to have their gas masks riged???

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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Peter H » 04 Apr 2010 04:51

PNG landing 1942
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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Peter H » 04 Apr 2010 04:53

Probe inland,covering fire
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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Peter H » 04 Apr 2010 04:54

Rascist American cartoon reproduced in Australian newspaper July 1942
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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Akira Takizawa » 04 Apr 2010 05:55

> O-SNLF troops?

Yes

> They apear to have their gas masks riged???

Is it strange? The Navy also used gas mask.

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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Brady » 04 Apr 2010 08:00

Akira Takizawa wrote:> O-SNLF troops?

Yes

> They apear to have their gas masks riged???

Is it strange? The Navy also used gas mask.

Taki

Only in the since that they apear to be so readly to hand.

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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by hisashi » 04 Apr 2010 15:26

It seems common that SNLF personnel received a gas mask. Originally IJN prepared gas masks against (potential) poison gas warfare at sea, but they also thought of harmful gas during combat, especially CO.

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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Peter H » 05 Apr 2010 02:32

Has anyone got a larger version of this painting?

Fujita's Desperate Struggle of an Unit in New Guinea.

○○部隊の死闘−ニューギニア戦線 1943

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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Peter H » 08 Apr 2010 05:29

A new book on the Japanese experience at Kokoda:

The Path of Infinite Sorrow:The Japanese on the Kokoda Track by Craig Collie and Hajime Marutani.Veteran accounts intermingled with diaries picked up from the Japanese dead in the campaign.

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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Peter H » 08 Apr 2010 05:32

Photos from The Path of Infinite Sorrow

Colonel Kusunose Masao & Colonel Yamamoto Shigemi
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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Peter H » 08 Apr 2010 05:34

Colonel Kusunose,Major-General Horii and Lt Colonel Tanaka at Katsuharahama Beach,Kochi,before leaving for the Bonin Islands,September 1941
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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Peter H » 08 Apr 2010 05:35

...on board a landing barge heading for the Papuan shore..
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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Peter H » 08 Apr 2010 05:37

..setting out along the Kokoda Track..
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Re: Nankai Shitai

Post by Peter H » 08 Apr 2010 05:38

Kokoda advance
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