Tomoyuki Yamashita (November 1885 - February General in the Japanese army during World War II. On September he was taken prisoner by the Americans. At his trial in Manila, the American military court sentenced Yamashita to death. He was hanged on February
The samurai sword of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, 'the Tiger of Malaya', commander of the Japanese troops in the Philippines during World War II. It rests on the Philippine Surrender Document, signed at Baguio, Luzon on September 3rd, 1945.
The Sword of Tomoyuki Yamashita. Yamashita was a general in Japan’s Army during WWII who had a samurai sword from the century, made by the famous Fujiwara Kanenaga. Currently on display at the West Point Military Museum.
General Yamashita en route to signing the Jap surrender in the Philippines. Yamashita was justly hanged in 1946 for war crimes. It must have made the tiny little elf feel like a big boy to commit such heinous acts.
Tactical miscalculations on the part of British Gen. Arthur Percival and poor communication between military and civilian authorities exacerbated the deteriorating British defense. Represented by General Percival and senior Allied officers, Singapore surrendered to Japanese Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita in front of Japanese newsreel cameras. Sixty-two thousand Allied soldiers were taken prisoner; more than half eventually died as prisoners of war.-Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Jpn Commander faces…
[Photo] John Dorle, Harry Clarke, Milton Sandberg, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Akira Muto during a break from court, Oct 1945; note the autographs by Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Muto
John Dorle, Harry Clarke, Milton Sandberg, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Akira Muto during a break from court, Oct 1945; note the autographs by Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Muto Source: Family of Harry E. Clarke
fujisan-ni-noboru-hinode: “ Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita and German Luftwaffe higher-ups looking at the globe. Albert Kesselring can be seen on the left.) ” Sometime during Yamashita’s visit to Nazi Germany in late
When Japanese troops used British Army prisoners as target practice
In this picture, the Japanese troops can be seen readying their rifles before shooting the helpless prisoners. General Tomoyuki Yamashita captured Singapore from the British in 1942, which Winston Churchill described as the 'worst disaster in British military history.' Yamashita was later charged with war crimes after overseeing atrocities such as the ones in Singapore and many other massacres across South East Asia. He was sentenced to death by hanging in 1946