Japanese '45-46

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Paul Reed, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Posting this on behalf of Anthony Carr:

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  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Paul/Anthony,

    Thankyou for sharing the newspaper cuttings, it makes for interesting reading.

    I can only imagine it was very stressful at the time for all concerned, concidering that the Allied soldiers were fighting very hard with their now 'colleagues' just a few months previously.

    Regards

    Tom
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I see Japanese armour was used by both sides.
    Bottom one a converted Universal carrier is it not?

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    [​IMG]Photographer: No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit
    Davis (Sergeant)
    MacTavish (Sergeant)

    Title: THE BRITISH OCCUPATION OF JAVA

    Collection No.: 4700-64

    Description: A soldier of an Indian armoured regiment examines a Japanese light tank used by Indonesian nationalists and captured by British forces during the figthing in Surabaya (Soerabaja).


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    [​IMG]Photographer: No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit
    Davis (Sergeant)

    Title: THE BRITISH OCCUPATION OF JAVA

    Collection No.: 4700-64

    Description: An Indian soldier guards a former Japanese army light tank used by Indonesian nationalists until knocked out by British forces during the figthing in Surabaya (Soerabaja).
     
  4. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    I see Japanese armour was used by both sides.



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    [​IMG]Photographer: No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit
    Davis (Sergeant)

    Title: THE BRITISH OCCUPATION OF JAVA

    Collection No.: 4700-64

    Description: An Indian soldier guards a former Japanese army light tank used by Indonesian nationalists until knocked out by British forces during the figthing in Surabaya (Soerabaja).

    That "former Japanese army light tank" is about as Japanese as I am. That is a British Universal carrier! admittedly the rather crude box superstructure and turret were welded on by the Japanese after capture.

    Edit: Owen, am I going mad, or have you just edited your post to include the Carrier reference?
    EDIT from Owen: No you not mad, yes I did edit it about 2 seconds after posting it.
     
  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    You have to admit, it was an easy way to provide fast armoured transport with a roof! and basic turret.

    Don't you just love reading a book and finding that a caption is completely false in relation to the Picture!
    I personally just ammend the caption!

    Regards
    Tom
     
  6. arkrite

    arkrite Senior Member

    I once worked with an old soldier,a regular who signed on in 1938, and spent all the war in the far east. He told me stories of the postwar uprisings and the atrocities committed. He also mentioned the resentment by some British troops that they were fighting someone elses war. Herbie never mentioned the Japanese in this context, only that they were fanatical fighters but hated them so he would never buy their products. This bit of history seems to have been swept under the carpet.
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I saw some footage about the British using Japanese soldiers that surrendered after the war. I think it was in the The World at War series I watched last year.

    I seem to recall it was quite interesting.
     
  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    And the first photo is an export Marmon-Herrington CTLS tank :D
     
  9. Passchendaele_Baby

    Passchendaele_Baby Grandads Little Girl

    very interesting...
    Thanks...
    :)
     
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