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L53-21.02.02 "Sensible Japs"

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Title: L53-21.02.02 "Sensible Japs"
 
Caption: ""There are no mass surrenders of the Pacific front. Impregnated with the Bushido spirit, most of the Japs prefer suicide to becoming prisoners. Some of the enemy, however, choose to live rather than hazard the doubtful reward of dying for the Emperor in Samurai fashion. These are a few of the sensible Japs.

Buck teeth bared in a relieved grin, this young Jap looks around him on Guam as he counts the blessings of being alive - even though a prisoner. His buddy on the left looks as though he still believed the propaganda diffused by his superiors regarding the barbarities inflicted on prisoners by the American forces." File Number: TR-10967 Released: June 22, 1945

 
Accession #: L53
Catalog #: L53-21.02.02
Copyright Owner: Official U.S. Navy Photograph
Original Date: 1945-06-22
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Topic
  • POW - Prisoner of War
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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  • NHHC