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Japanese soldiers trench art cigarette case

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    I found this at an antiques fair in the UK for 2.

    It is made from a late war 1944/45 British Pacific 24 hour ration tin lid taken from the Breakfast pack. The Japanese soldier has cut and folded it into a small cigarette case.



    I got a Japanese friend to translate the words:

    He told me it says "Memories of Hong Kong"

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi Adrian , would you agree theres not much Japanese stuff floating around compared with other countries militaria ,i dont generaly bother with the jap stuff but a couple of years back i had the chance to get a Japanese helmet , only the shell, it was with a , m16 , a Americam helmet , and a felt type Bavarian hat with an emblem sewn on the front , any way the whole lot cost me $100 , at that price i had the old wallet fairly quick . cheers Raymond

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    Hi Raymond, I don't collect Japanese items as such. In fact, I have now shown all the items I have, bar a couple of collar tabs. All were bought cheaply here in the UK. But they are not common here. I must admit I would like a Sword though.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Nice item though Ade, thanks for showing

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Nice job Ade

    That is a neat bit of WW2 Japanese trench art.
    So what time frame would that have been from?

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    And as Ade said above, this tin is Second World War

    Thanks

    Danny

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    The tin interesting item. For some reason British items from soldiers in Asia always caught my attention since most people think only Americans were serving there.

    Regards
    Emil

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    It seems that you've put a great amount of time into your post and I want a lot more of these on the internet these days. Well, anyways... it certainly was very informative for me.

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