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    Hello, I am very interested in these Sino-Japanese war postcards in my collection, and would very much like to know what the soldiers are saying. Can anyone help? Thanks, Douglas
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    In the top card the soldier on the right is saying...great japanese imperial empire,banzai,banzai. the next soldier left also says,banzai,banzai,that`s as far as I got......Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    1.Rightful
    2.can not see well, look like battle
    3.Thieves, robbers
    4.To eliminate
    5.Big Japan
    6.Empire
    7.Banzai
    8.Those Kangi means
    ground/ rest in peace/comrade

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    1.Plain cloth troop/enemy
    2.Hunting
    3.Land Force
    4.Active
    5.A brand name
    6. eye drop MD
    7.Against Japan
    8.Your face
    9.Plain cloth

    (I think this picture shows the Japanese troops is hunting down plain cloth chinese troops.)Attachment 406218

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    Ok, thanks for your efforts. If anyone has any other information I would be pleased to hear it. Thanks, Douglas

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    Those are a series of illustrated postcards from the Manchurian Incident and China Incident period. They turn up pretty often.
    Really nicely made and shows how Japanese soldiers lived day to day and how they presented themselves to their families back home.
    You can see some here:
    軍隊教育漫画葉書「入営から除隊まで」 奈良県立図書情報館

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