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    Five Signed Photos of World War II Japanese War Criminals along with 12 additional photos obtained at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East by a U.S. Army M.P. on duty at the Tribunal. Photos that are signed as follows:
    Hideki Tojo- a general in the Imperial Japanese Army and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan, serving as prime minister during much of World War II. He was sentenced to death and executed by hanging after accepting full responsibility for his actions in World War II.
    Iwane Matsui- a general of the Japanese Imperial Army and the commander of the expeditionary forces sent to China. He was sentenced to death by hanging for being responsible for the Nanking Massacre.
    Teiichi Suzuki- general, president of the Cabinet Planning Board. He was sentenced to life in prison and was paroled in 1955.
    Shigetaro Shimada- a Japanese admiral and, as Naval Minister of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was one of the leading members of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. He was sentenced to life in prison and was paroled in 1955.
    Koichi Kido- served as Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal from 1940 to 1945, and was the closest advisor to Hirohito (Emperor Showa) throughout World War II. He was sentenced to life in prison and was paroled in 1955.

    Most of the other photos in this archive show various scenes from the Tribunal which was convened on May 3, 1946, and adjourned on November 12, 1948. One of these pictures most all of the Japanese defendants with their names and seating positions notated on the back. All photos are black and white, 4.25" x 6" in size, and condition is generally fine. Included is a photo of the M.P. in uniform who originally acquired the photos, as well as a copy of his U.S. Army Separation Qualification Record. An important and historical grouping.


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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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