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“Bombs and Shells Pave Way for Japan’s Steamroller,” Ottawa Citizen. October 26, 1938. Page 11.

Slowly, but surely, the steamroller of Japan’s modern military might forced its way against stubborn Chinese resistance toward Hankow, vital point in North China’s defences. And its way was smoothed by the levelling effect of terrific barrages from field guns and airplanes. In the photo above, Japanese soldiers wait patiently beside their battleflags while the aerial and artillery bombardment on the Chinese defences in the background paved the way for their advance. This dramatic demonstration of modern military tactics was snapped during an attack on Wuhsueh, Yangtse river town near Hankow.

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legrandcirque:

Soldiers and civilians waiting on a railway platform to board the Tokyo Express. Photograph by J.R. Eyerman. Japan, September 1945.

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s-h-o-w-a:

An Imperial Japanese Army veteran begs in front of the Nichigeki Theater in Yurakucho, Tokyo, 1960

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demons:

A Gurkha sentry oversees the disarming of Japanese prisoners on their way to POW camps outside Bangkok/September 1945.

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fujisan-ni-noboru-hinode:

Military Police stand guard as Japanese soldiers carry rifles, light machine guns, and side arms from trucks into a building used as a collecting point during the occupation of Japan. Most Japanese munitions were destroyed under US supervision.

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fujisan-ni-noboru-hinode:

 American Navy and Japanese Army personnel stand together at attention as the “Stars and Stripes” are raised over Ponape island on September 12, 1945. 

The man and woman in the left foreground are Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Escheidts, Belgian nationals who were interred during the Japanese occupation.

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fujisan-ni-noboru-hinode:

American naval forces are greeted by various members of the surrendered Japanese army garrison as they land on Ponape island.12 September, 1945.

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fujisan-ni-noboru-hinode:

Lieutenant General Masao Watanabe of the Imperial Japanese Army and his aide arrive aboard the USS Hyman (DD-732) to negotiate the surrender of Ponape Island on September 11, 1945. The Instrument of Surrender was signed on that day, with the occupation to begin the following day.

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georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

“A Japanese soldier walks through a completely leveled area of Hiroshima in September of 1945.”

(National Archives)

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captain-price-official:

A USMC M5 flame-throwing tank torches a pillbox on Saipan, July 1944.

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lex-for-lexington:

Invasion of Polloc Harbor, Mindanao, Philippines, 17 April 1945.

Rockets are fired at Japanese positions at Parang by a US Navy landing craft.

(NHHC:

80-G-K-4343)

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IN THE BATTERIES AGAINST TSING-TAU: A JAPANESE SIEGE-GUN GETTING THE ORDER BY TELEPHONE TO OPEN FIRE.The Illustrated War News, Number 21, Dec. 30, 1914.  

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