1940s japan

Japanese Female Students Training in Gun Handling with a Type 11 Nambu Machine Gun as a last desperate measure to defend the Japanese home islands against the projected Allied invasion in the final stages of World War II. Ryukyu Islands, June 1945.

Russian Soldiers of The Imperial Manchukuo Army´s Asano Detachment, organized for carrying out sabotage against Soviet forces along the Manchurian Russian Border

Following the end of the Russian Civil War, some White Russians settled in Machuria. Japan decided to use them against the Soviet Union, with as many as 4,000 serving in the Manchukuo Imperial Army.

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Hangyoku by Junichi Nakahara 1950 by Blue Ruin 1

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<br />A vintage postcard from &quot;Himawari&quot; (Sunflower) a women's magazine published by renowned illustrator Junichi Nakahara between 1947 and 1952.