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Troops of the Japanese 15th Army prepare to cross the border into Burma (now Myanmar), then a territory of the British Empire. Siam (now Thailand). December 1941.

Troops of the Japanese Army prepare to cross the border into Burma (now Myanmar), then a territory of the British Empire. Siam (now Thailand).

Imperial Japanese Army Paratroops “Giretsu Kuteitai” 義烈空挺隊 挺進第1連隊

Imperial Japanese Army Paratroops “Giretsu Kuteitai” 義烈空挺隊 挺進第1連隊

Earlier in 1939, Imperial Japanese army and naval units continued to attack and push forward into China and Mongolia. Here Japanese soldiers advance inland over the beach after landing at Swatow (Shantou), one of the remaining South China coast ports still under Chinese control at that time, on July 10, 1939.

"Japanese soldiers advance inland over the beach after landing at Swatow (Shantou), one of the remaining South China coast ports still under Chinese control at that time, on July

1943- American-trained Chinese troops, under the command of General Stilwell, march over jungle pathway near their encampment on the Northern Burma Front.

WWII U.S.-Trained Chinese Troops Advance in Northern Burma Original Press Photo

II, Burma, American-trained Chinese troops, under the command of General Stilwell, march over jungle pathway near their encampment on the Northern Burma Front.

Japanese troops of the 52nd Division hand over their weapons to the 1/10th Gurkha Rifles (17th Indian Division) after surrendering at a railway bridge over the Sittang River in Burma.

Japanese troops of the Division hand over their weapons to the Gurkha Rifles Indian Division) after surrendering at a railway bridge over the Sittang River in Burma.

Lieutenant General Hatazo Adachi, Commander of the 18th Japanese Army in New Guinea, pen in hand, with a Japanese interpreter at the table holding the surrender document, during the formal surrender ceremony marking the defeat of the Japanese. (Original is a hand-tinted print, held in the AWM archive store.) New Guinea: Wewak. 13 September 1945.

Lieutenant General Hatazo Adachi, Commander of the Japanese Army in New Guinea, pen in hand, with a Japanese interpreter at the table holding the surrender document, during the formal surrender ceremony marking the defeat of the Japanese.

Alexander von Falkenhausen was responsible for most of military training conducted as part of the deal: drastic reduction of the military to 60 well-equipped and well-trained divisions based on German military doctrines, some 80,000 Chinese troops, in eight divisions, were trained to German standards and formed the elite of Chiang's army prior to the fighting in Shanghai.

Alexander von Falkenhausen was responsible for most of military training conducted as part of the deal: drastic reduction of the military to 60 well-equipped and well-trained divisions based on German military doctrines, some 80,000 Chinese troops, in eight divisions, were trained to German standards and formed the elite of Chiang's army prior to the fighting in Shanghai.

The occupation of Hinshu by the Japanese second troops.  This Japanese woodblock illustration shows Japanese soldiers of the Second Army overrunning the Russian line at Chin-Chou during the Russo-Japanese War, May 1904.

The occupation of Hinshu by the Japanese second troops. This Japanese woodblock illustration shows Japanese soldiers of the Second Army overrunning the Russian line at Chin-Chou during the Russo-Japanese War, May

japanese marines waiting for ambush - Pin it by GUSTAVO BUESO-JACQUIER

The Imperial Japanese Army - Rikusentai waiting for the enemy, unknown theater

แห่ปราสาทผึ้งและเทียนพรรษา เมืองอุบลราชธานี (Siam, Thailand)

แห่ปราสาทผึ้งและเทียนพรรษา เมืองอุบลราชธานี (Siam, Thailand)

Japanese troops in the suburbs of Hankou (now part of Wuhan), Hubei Province, China, late Oct 1938

Japanese troops marching through the rubble of a village near Hankow (sino-japanese war)