Ticket to Armistice – Japanese leaflet dropped on Allied troops

During World War II there were many different forms of propaganda to support the war effort in Japan. Sometimes the Japanese used sexual images in order to [...]

Australian soldiers after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore

Five Australian former prisoners of war catch up on news from home after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, September 1945. The brutal [...]

Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces with gas masks and rubber gloves during a chemical attack, Battle of Shanghai

Japanese marines landed north and south of Shanghai. This picture may have been taken on the Jiangsu coast, which is north of the city. Despite the fact [...]

Captain Nieves Fernandez shows to an American soldier how she used her long knife to silently kill Japanese soldiers during occupation

Captain Nieves Fernandez, the only known Filipino female guerilla leader and formerly a school teacher, shows US Army Pvt. Andrew Lupiba how she used her [...]

A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre

Joe O’Donnell, the man who took this photo at Nagasaki, was sent by the U.S. military to document the damage inflicted on the Japanese homeland caused by [...]

Japanese troops using Indian PoWs for target practise

In the second photo are men of the Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army. All of them are sitting in the traditional cross legged prayer position. [...]