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Article about: I purchased another Japanese flag hoping it not to be a SeaBee special - I will have better pics when I get it but any comments/views would be appreciated. Is the writing gibberish or true?

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    I purchased another Japanese flag hoping it not to be a SeaBee special - I will have better pics when I get it but any comments/views would be appreciated. Is the writing gibberish or true? Sorry if orientation is incorrect - I can redo when I receive the flag. thanks joe
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    A genuine piece.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    I agree a good flag.

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    米鬼断じて撃べし
    Amerika oni danjite gekki-beshi
    You Should Absolutely Attack [or Hammer/Strike/Shoot] the American Devils!!! -- almost touching the left side of the hi-no-maru. Perhaps a "cleaner" and more concise translation is "Kill the American Devils!"



    "American Devils!" .... gotta love that! (^__^) It's much better than the Chinese Communist's "Running Dogs of American Imperialism." Bwa-Hahahahaha

    --Guy

    EDIT: My "two-legged dictionary" is not here .... and I'm uncertain of the pronunciation! 撃べし might be "Uchi-beshi" .... at least that sounds easier on the lips than "gekki-beshi".

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    A good, genuine item with a nice patina of age.

    For those at all interested in these items, you need this book:

    Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flags and One-Thousand Stitch Belts: Michael A. Bortner: 9780764329272: Amazon.com: Books

    Thanks for showing it.

    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Very nice example!

    What's more interesting is that this Yosegaki was written by the naval personnels.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    thank you everyone!

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    How appropriate that the "American Devils" he was being urged to kill either killed Him or took his flag away from him as a trophy....lol
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    You can also get it direct from Mike's web site here ...

    Get History Today - Home

    or contact him over on WAF ... MikeB is his site name.

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    Regards,
    Stu

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    Between the Kanji Slogan thread on WA (Thread for the Compilation of Kanji Slogans and Translations - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums), the fellow war relics forum members and my Japanese co-worker I have some of the flag translated. My co-worker has some trouble translating he says due to the older style of 1940s compared to today's use/meanings/script. Can anyone here clarify his translation regarding the wording about the military ship and the symbol saying "soul"? Thanks.
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