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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 05:15:05 AM »
I remember they did a news piece on this on television
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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 06:48:35 AM »
to Hell with denim, what was that uniform woven from?
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 10:40:11 AM »
I remember this very well.  I was in the Philippines at the time and at first thought it was some kind of joke.
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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 05:41:12 PM »
I'm not sure whether to admire the guy's devotion to duty or to wonder whether he isn't some kind of nut job.
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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 05:42:47 PM »
I'm not sure whether to admire the guy's devotion to duty or to wonder whether he isn't some kind of nut job.

Maybe his wife looked like Godzilla!
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 05:54:47 PM »
to Hell with denim, what was that uniform woven from?
coconut fiber
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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 06:28:25 PM »
coconut fiber

I'm guessing somewhat a bit less scratchy than Russian toilet paper?
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 09:11:04 PM »
coconut fiber

In 1941-42 the infantryman wore the Model 98 uniform, introduced in 1938. This was made in both khaki-brown cloth for winter and lighter cotton for summer and tropical use.
http://www.reenactor.net/ija/1a-une_early-war.html
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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014, 10:24:42 PM »
In 1941-42 the infantryman wore the Model 98 uniform, introduced in 1938. This was made in both khaki-brown cloth for winter and lighter cotton for summer and tropical use.
http://www.reenactor.net/ija/1a-une_early-war.html
maybe a different Japanese  holdout but here

or  might be this guy i was talking about
 http://www.wanpela.com/holdouts/profiles/yokoi.html
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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2014, 06:21:06 AM »
maybe a different Japanese  holdout but here

or  might be this guy i was talking about
 http://www.wanpela.com/holdouts/profiles/yokoi.html

I remember one of these these in the National Enquirer from the mid-70s.  I've had Levi's for 10 years but nothing like this.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Japanese Soldier Who Surrendered 29 Years After World War II Dies at 91
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 06:14:59 PM »
maybe a different Japanese  holdout but here

or  might be this guy i was talking about
 http://www.wanpela.com/holdouts/profiles/yokoi.html

The uniforms are similar


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