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THE JAPANESE ON ATTU "While I can't determine exactly what's going on in this photo, I can guess that perhaps the soldiers were digging in, preparing defensive positions in the mountains of Attu. As there is an adequate amount of snow on the ground, the date for this photo would be somewhere between October of 1942 and April of 1943." (11–30 May 1943, more than two week battle ended when most of the Japanese defenders were killed in brutal hand-to-hand combat after a final banzai charge…

Photos of the Japanese military as they occupied Attu, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, provided by Ian Beaton

Japanese and Russian soldiers in a fierce battle at Chiu-tien-Ch'eng, Manchuria (the battle of Yalu River), Russo-Japanese War, 1904.

"The Battle of Yalu River, 30 April to 1 May was the first major land battle during the Russo-Japanese War. It was fought near Wiju on the lower reaches of the Yalu River, at the border between Korea and China.

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(四)吾が前進

Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library Title: [Japanese soldiers guarding an important place?] Date: ca. 1904 Place: Asia: South Korea Type: Photographs Description: Three Japanese soldiers guarding a place that is presumably a very important tomb with a modern style monument. The exact location is unknown. Inscription/Marks: No inscription. Identifier: 1260.60.09.54.01

[Japanese soldiers guarding an important place?

The rush of the Japanese guards against the conical hill. (1904-1905 Japanese-Russo War) © Time Inc.

The rush of the Japanese guards against the conical hill. Japanese-Russo War) © Time Inc.

Japanese soldiers Banzai attack with Arisaka Type 99 rifles

Japanese soldiers Banzai attack with Arisaka Type 99 rifles

The Japanese soldier whom there is horseback. 1937.

The Japanese soldier whom there is horseback.

Emperor Showa, on his horse Shirayuki, reviewing Japanese Army troops, Feb 1933

[Photo] Emperor Showa, on his horse Shirayuki, reviewing Japanese Army troops, Feb 1933

Imperial Japanese Army parade, led by Emperor Hirohito on the imperial stallion. - “Historical Photograph, February 1933 issue” published by Rekishi-Shasin Kai. This photo was taken on Saturday,.

japamese army officer Lieutenant General Kyoji Tominaga shaking hands with raiders of the Kaoru Special Attack Corps before leaving to a mission against a USAAF landing strip on Leyte (oct 1944) - Pin it by GUSTAVO BUESO-JACQUIER

japamese army officer Lieutenant General Kyoji Tominaga shaking hands with raiders of the Kaoru Special Attack Corps before leaving to a mission against a USAAF landing strip on Leyte (oct - Pin it by GUSTAVO BUESO-JACQUIER

Manchukuo Soldier overlooking the Russian-Manchurian Border, 1939

Manchukuo soldier overlooking the Soviet-Manchurian border, 1939

Soldiers During Russo-Japanese War - VV15095 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. Original caption:Waiting for Russian Cavalry attack on a hillside near Fakumen.

Soldiers During Russo-Japanese War - Original caption:Waiting for Russian Cavalry attack on a hillside near Fakumen. - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis.

Imperial Japanese Army manoeuvres: An infantry unit awaiting the order to advance.

Imperial Japanese Army manoeuvres: An infantry unit awaiting the order to advance.

Earlier in 1939, Imperial Japanese army and naval units continued to attack and push forward into China and Mongolia. Here Japanese soldiers advance inland over the beach after landing at Swatow (Shantou), one of the remaining South China coast ports still under Chinese control at that time, on July 10, 1939.

"Japanese soldiers advance inland over the beach after landing at Swatow (Shantou), one of the remaining South China coast ports still under Chinese control at that time, on July

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