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The Ha-go was the Japanese tank most commonly encountered by allied forces during the Second World War. It was used by the Japanese in China and through the course of the Pacific War. The Type 95 tank was used in combat against China and Russia, as well as fully participating in operations in...read more

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The Arisaka action might be the most underrated firearm in the Western Hemisphere.  These robust rifles culminated in the Type 99, a bolt action second to none. The Arisaka Type 99 rifle in 7.7 Japanese was intended to be the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese forces, but it never quite phased...read more

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The Solomon Islands campaign was the first major amphibious landing of World War II mounted by America; and was the first major Allied offensive against Imperial Japan. It was the scene of bitter fighting between US and Japanese forces. It was also an campaign of...read more

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 Lieutenant) October 07, 2016
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Photographs and llustrations highlight various Japanese infantry weapons: guns, rifles, pistols, machine guns, mortars and other weapons.

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A Japanese Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha tank war discovered during a search expedition of Russia's Defense Ministry and the Russian Geographical Society on the island of Shumshu of the Kuril Islands chain.

The Type 97 ShinhoTo Chi-Ha was a Japanese medium tank used in World...read more

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Japan's role in World War II gets a whole new perspective in this consisting entirely of full color footage, including color films from Japan that were recently discovered. As the visuals of the world war take on a new vivid immediateness, the story of the rise of the militarists in Japan is...read more

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U.S. Army Air Force Lt. Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, is led from a Japanese transport plane after he and the other seven flyers were flown from Shanghai to Tokyo. Hite was co-pilot of crew 16 (B-25B s/n 40-2268 Bat out of Hell, 34th Bomb Squadron) of the "Doolittle Raiders"....read more

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The Battle of Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II.On June 21, 1945, after 82 days of battle, the Japanese troops were defeated. This was not intended to be the final major battle of World War II, only the staging...read more

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Defensive operations were considered by Japanese Imperial Army, as merely a temporary phase of combat necessitated by the momentary preponderance of the strength of hostile forces. According to Japanese doctrine, positions should be constructed on high ground...read more

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The Kuril Islands dispute between Russia and Japan is very old. It comes from 1855, when both nations sign the Treaty of Shimoda, in order to establish the borders between both nations. Despite the many treaties signed from then (1875, Treaty of Saint Petersburg; 1905, Treaty of Portsmouth; 1945...read more

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