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[Japanese-American Photographica]: [World War II]
Camp Shelby, Ms, 1943. Panoramic silver gelatin photograph, 9 1/2 x 18 inches. Backed on linen. Several vertical creases, minor fading. Very good. A significant group portrait featuring over 100 Japanese-American members of the 2nd Battalion of the famed 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team during their training before World War II. The soldiers stand proudly, many of them smiling, with a flagman at left holding the unit's guidon. Six commissioned officers, none of them Japanese- American, stand in the middle of the front line. This image was taken just four months after the activation of the 442nd on February 1, 1943. The 442nd Infantry Regiment was composed almost entirely of second- generation American soldiers of Japanese ancestry (Nisei). They trained at Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, Mississippi, not far from places like Rohwer and Jerome, Arkansas, where Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II. When many of their families were imprisoned in camps within the United States, the 442nd fought with outsized courage and uncommon distinction in Italy, Germany, and southern France, living up to their motto to "Go for broke." Over 800 Japanese-Americans would be killed or declared missing in action during their brief stint in the war, an unusually-high percentage relative to their force numbers. But they would also earn unusually- high combat rewards, including seven Distinguished Unit citations, one of them awarded by President Truman himself, who remarked on July 15, 1946, "You've fought not only the fought prejudice and won." Japanese-Amer … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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