Every once in a while a seller from Japan lists this item on ebay. It's a Japanese commemorative magazine about the Philippine campaign, published in 1943. It has about 140 photos, some of which I'm sure we haven't seen published elsewhere. I never win the item, it always goes way up in bidding.
Here are some small pics I saved. You can make out some pretty good photos. The wrecks of American planes look interesting. Also, check out the overturned car/truck... look slike a Model T Ford or something:
I just won a WWII Japanese military magazine on ebay. Similar to this and from the same seller, but not all of the magazine is about the Philippine campaign. I'm looking forward to the pictures it may have of Bataan though.
I received the book a few days ago but haven't had the time to photograph and share some of the pictures. It's not a magazine as I thought, it's a book! Lots of WWII pictures I've never seen before. It also came with cut and pasted English captions/translation.
Post by rickthelibrarian on Dec 27, 2007 10:07:18 GMT -5
Note the M3 Stuart tanks in one of the last pictures. The Japanese captured several of them and found them much more reliable than their own tanks. One or two, supposedly, took part in the landing on Corregidor.
I also have the same book - I purchased it about 20 years ago. I found the pictures of prisoners and captured equipment interesting. The pictures of piles of U.S. weapons was taken at Mariveles. If you look carefully, you can identify numerous U.S. weapons, besides the large pile of M1917 rifles, which probably was from a Filipino unit which surrendered.
The "Tiger Shark" markings on the P-40: they were actually fairly common. The British used them on P-40s in North Africa - supposed the first to do so. The P-40 in the picture was reportedly on of 2-3 flown to Manila from Mindanao by captured U.S. pilots. They were covered all the way by Japanese fighters!
My copy of the book came with a stapled translation of the Japanese characters and captions.