Original Imperial Japanese Pre WWII Mukden Incident Era Japanese Army Training Propaganda Book Containing 49 Photos - Published 1931

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful book that appears to be more of a photo album of sorts and shows the Imperial Japanese forces training in 1931, just before the infamous and tragic Manchurian Incident. Each page contains two photos each, both with their own respective column describing what is happening. The images shown are the various stages of military life as well as training, such as gunnery tactics, formations, aerial combat, ground tactics and more. The images are still clear and the Kanji is legible.

A wonderful book that comes more than ready to be translated, researched and displayed.

The Mukden Incident, or Manchurian Incident, known in Chinese as the 9.18 Incident (九・一八), was a false flag event staged by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for the 1931 Japanese invasion of Manchuria.

On September 18, 1931, Lieutenant Suemori Kawamoto of the Independent Garrison Unit of the 29th Japanese Infantry Regiment detonated a small quantity of dynamite close to a railway line owned by Japan's South Manchuria Railway near Mukden (now Shenyang). The explosion was so weak that it failed to destroy the track, and a train passed over it minutes later. The Imperial Japanese Army accused Chinese dissidents of the act and responded with a full invasion that led to the occupation of Manchuria, in which Japan established its puppet state of Manchukuo six months later. The deception was exposed by the Lytton Report of 1932, leading Japan to diplomatic isolation and its March 1933 withdrawal from the League of Nations.

The bombing act is known as the Liutiao Lake Incident, and the entire episode of events is known in Japan as the Manchurian Incident.

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