Japanese forces in Indo-China 1940/41

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Post by Peter H » 11 Feb 2008 01:27

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Cruiser?
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Post by Peter H » 11 Feb 2008 01:41

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Post by Peter H » 11 Feb 2008 01:43

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Re: Japanese forces in Indo-China 1940/41

Post by Peter H » 27 Jan 2009 11:03

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Photo 1--Port of Haiphong
Photo 2--its seizure blocks supplies to China
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Post by Peter H » 27 Jan 2009 11:07

Time Magazine,7th October 1940

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... 40,00.html
At 4:30 one steaming afternoon last week in Hanoi, Governor General Admiral Jean Decoux of Indo-China and Japan's supreme penetrator General Issaku Nishi-hara sat down and signed an agreement. It permitted Japan to establish three air bases in Tonkin, the northern province of Indo-China, and to garrison the bases with about 6,000 troops. The French out-Japanesed the Japanese in their comments. Admiral Decoux called the agreement "one of the greatest marks of confidence one country can give another." General Maurice Martin, Commander of the Indo-China Army, called it "the first manifestation of a durable friendship between France and Japan." In Vichy, Foreign Minister Paul Baudouin called it "a gentleman's agreement." Five and one half hours later the friendly gentlemen of Japan went to work killing the confident gentlemen of France...
Decoux with Nishihara.

Decoux seems a strange character.His wife also died in a car accident near Dalat,Vietnam in 1944.

Nishihara Issaku died of illness in 1945:
http://www.generals.dk/general/Nishihar ... Japan.html
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Post by Peter H » 27 Jan 2009 11:11

..At 10 p.m. Japan's South China Army gave the French garrison at Dong Dang notice that they were moving in. It was not clear whether the Dong Dang garrison had heard about that afternoon's agreement, but in any case the agreement specified that Japanese troops should enter by the port of Haiphong, not by the China border. The French decided to resist. In a two-hour skirmish the French suffered about 100 casualties.

Next morning General Nishihara deferred "for the time being" the landing of troops at Haiphong, but the drive from the China border was carried to the enemy with energy. Tokyo newspapers hailed the "peaceful penetration." French authorities put aside the honey and brought on the acid: "Anyone coming across the border in the middle of the night in combat formation and using arms is hardly friendly."

The amiable penetration continued with new attacks in the north, which reached and passed the important railroad terminal of Langson, and with a bombing near Haiphong which killed 15 civilians and which the Japanese regretted extremely—for it was, they said, "an accident."

Scarcely accidental was the timing of the Japanese drive. By the time the week was out, it was very clear that this Japanese attack was very much in line with Axis grand strategy. If downfall of the British Empire was to be accomplished by control of the Atlantic-Pacific seaways at Gibraltar, Suez and Singapore, it was to be the job of the Japanese to capture Singapore.
Dong Dang
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Post by Peter H » 27 Jan 2009 11:15

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Across the border
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Post by Peter H » 27 Jan 2009 11:20

Vichy French..with Japanese
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Post by Peter H » 27 Jan 2009 11:22

Seized airfield
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Re: Japanese forces in Indo-China 1940/41

Post by Brady » 28 Jan 2009 17:56

Looks like a:

L3Y1 Model 11 (tina), Right and back ground

Type LO, built by Tachikawa, nearest the camera

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Re: Japanese forces in Indo-China 1940/41

Post by lucitez » 30 Jan 2009 02:41

first, great job, and amazing pictures!!!!!!


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I think....that the planes, maybe are:

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Kawasaki Ki-56

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Mitshubishi G3M1, early version, without turret


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