Photo showing group of Japanese Soldiers during WW2. Two with swords. One with rifle

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  1. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Active Member

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  2. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Somewhere cold given the clothing and hats, so Manchuria, Mongolia, even Korea. The front row 1st right soldier boots appear to have spurs attached.

    Could his weapon be carbine, it certainly does not look like the standard rifle. See: NEAR MINT JAPANESE TYPE 38 CARBINE — Horse Soldier

    Slightly clearer photo of carbines: https://www.riflemagazine.com/arisaka-rifles-carbines

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    So, a cavalry unit in Manchuria? Possibly from the allied Inner Mongolian Army : Fighting for the Empire – Meet Japan's Foreign Volunteers of WW2 - MilitaryHistoryNow.com
     
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  3. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    First photo. One for an expert but I do not think this is a WW2 photo. I believe that by WW2 the shoulder tabs had been removed.

    Tim
     
  4. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Active Member

    I mean I’m not an expert either and you definitely could be right. But I’m not sure. I just looked up photos of Japanese soldiers during WW2 just to see the type of uniforms they wore and a lot of them had shoulder tabs.
     
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  5. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Active Member

    Thanks for all the info!
     

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