img Members of the Lytton Commission (ddr-njpa-1-1213)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Their Majesties [illegible] in the palace. China Commission of Enquiry Members (from right). Dr. Schnee (Germany), General McCoy (US), Commission Head Earl Lytton (UK), General Claudel (France), Count Aldrovandi (Italy). ([illegible]). March 17, 1932."
vh Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-190-29)
Being moved to France
This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
doc Japanese Counting On War Now. Nippon Newspaper Printed in Vancouver Urges Preparations at Once, as Fleet Will Be Here Before Long. Comments on Fact That Mikado Could Not Rely on England for Aid and That France Would Be Only Friend. (February 9, 1908) (ddr-densho-56-118)
The Seattle Daily Times, February 9, 1908, p. 22
img Portrait of Dr. Wang Chonghui (ddr-njpa-1-1014)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Wang Chonghui (No. 2,496). From Guangdong Province, important figure in Kuomintang. Legal specialist, graduated from Tianjin Peiyang University and studied abroad in Britain, America, Germany, and France."
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 69 (September 23, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-56)
"France and U.S. Will Honor Nisei GI War Dead in Special Ceremony in Bruyeres on October 30" (p. 1), "Visit to Japan Not O.K. Yet, JACL Learns" (p. 1),"Final Briefs Completed for Alien Land Law Case" (p. 4).
doc List of ship names (ddr-njpa-13-34)
Writing on front: "Rex, Leviathan, Ile de France, Empress of Canada, Deutschland, Empress of Asia, Empress of Russia, Comte [sic] di Savoia, Britannic, Emp. Of Australia, Tuscania, Transylvania, Achilles, USS Arkansas, State of California, USS California, Dar Pamorza [sic]"
img Cannon company (ddr-densho-114-124)
Original caption: La Houssiere Area, France. Combat Team of a Cannon Company, fires from their new position in the woods. This particular Unit is composed of almost all Japanese-American troops. 442nd Infantry. 4 Nov 1944.
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. IV No. 19 (March 7, 1945) (ddr-densho-141-377)
Selected article titles: "Myer: Urges Return to Normal" (p. 1), "France: Nisei Musicians Keep Up Morale" (p. 2), "Nisei Challenge West Exclusion" (p. 3), "Relocation: Approved Plan Not Necessary" (p. 3).
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 193 (November 29, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-349)
Selected article titles: "WRA Reports Heavy Casualties in France" (p. 1), "Information on Sale of Automobiles, Trucks" (p. 2), "The Right to Return" (p. 2), "JACL Holds National Conference December 1-3" (p. 3).
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 24 (December 5, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-592)
Selected article titles: "Corn Products Company in Kansas City Wants Forty Nisei Workers" (p. 1), "More Reported Wounded in France" (p. 1), "Issei May Write to NYC Resettlement Council in Japanese" (p. 1), "No Leaves Granted During Holiday Season" (p. 1), "Please Don't Dump Your Burning Charcoal" (p. 4).
img Nisei soldiers standing at attention (ddr-densho-114-163)
Original caption: Two Color guards and color bearers of the Japanese-American 442nd Combat Team, stand at attention while their citations are read. They are standing on ground, in the Bruyeres Area, France, where many of their comrades fell. 12 November 1944.
img A foxhole on the front lines (ddr-densho-114-125)
Original caption: St. Die Area, France. A Japanese-American soldier talks to a buddy through the observation port of a well camouflaged fox-hole. This unit, comprised of Japanese-Americans, are holding a section of the front line. Company "F", 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regiment, (Combat Team). 13 Nov 1944.
img Nisei soldiers awaiting furlough (ddr-densho-114-30)
Original caption: Oahu, T. H. At the HQ Replacement Training Command, enlisted men of the 100th Infantry Bn., now in the 623rd Caual Company, 13th Replacement depot, happily await 30-day furloughs and subsequent discharges. The entire group saw action in Africa, Italy, and Southern France. Many hold Purple Heart and Presidential Citations. 27 June 1945.
Narrator George T. "Joe" Sakato
Nisei male. Born February 19, 1921, in Colton, California. In 1942, moved with family to Glendale, Arizona, during the "voluntary evacuation" period. Volunteered for the military and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as a replacement troop. Fought in Italy and France in 1944, and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, which was ...
Collection Taki Family Collection (ddr-densho-164)
This collection consist of photographs and documents from a Nisei man from Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, he served in France and Italy with the 100th Battalion and later with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team when the 100th became the 442nd's 1st Battalion.
img Command post on the front lines (ddr-densho-114-74)
Original caption: St. Die Area, France. A Japanese-American unit moves into a new command post which was built for them by the U.S. Army Engineers. This unit is holding a strategic front line position. Company "F", 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regiment (Combat Team). 13 Nov 1944.
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-92)
Original caption: Oahu, T.H. Pvt. Naoto Mausuura, Hamakuapoko, Maui, and Tec/Sgt. David Malo, Jr., 110 A. Keaukaha St., Hilo, Hawaii, check the locations of some of the battles in which they fought in Italy, Africa and Southern France. Both men are members of the 100th Infantry Battalion, and have received the Purple Heart and Presidential Citation. ...
img Nisei machine gunner on front lines (ddr-densho-114-90)
Original caption: St. Die Area, France. A Japanese-American machine gunner keeps himself ready for a sight of a German. His unit composed, entirely of Japanese-Americans, are holding a section of the front lines. Company F. 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regiment (Combat Team). 13 Nov 1944.
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 36 (November 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-112)
Selected article titles: "442nd Regiment Rescues 'Lost Battalion' in France" (p. 1), "'Nisei in Uniform' Pamphlet Available Now at USO Office" (p. 1), "Exterminator: Los Angeles Nisei Kills Eight Germans in Fight" (p. 2), "Newspaper Guild Passes Resolution on Evacuee Return" (p. 2), "Racial Tolerance Asked by Idahoan" (p. 2).
doc 100th [Infantry] Battalion Combat timeline (ddr-csujad-1-59)
Lists the military operations in Italy and France by 100th Infantry Battalion Combat chronologically from September 2, 1943 through May 31, 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_002
Narrator Kato Okazaki
Nisei male. Born 1923, and grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, prior to World War II. During the war, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Drafted into the military during the war and served in Europe and France with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
img Nisei soldier standing guard (ddr-densho-114-45)
Original caption: S/Sgt. James S. Kawashime, a Japanese-American from Hanoa Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, stands guard for the 442nd Combat Team, 100th Infantry Bn., U.S. Seventh Army in the Charmois area of France, in bivouac before meeting the Germans in combat for the first time. 10/12/44.
img Certification ceremony (ddr-densho-114-31)
Original caption: Oahu, T. H. The first 48 veterans to be discharged from the Army under the point system, seated here, are waiting for their certification at the Separation Center. All but two are members of the famous 100th Battalion, 34th Division, which saw plenty of action in Italy and France. 23 May 1945.
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 44 (November 25, 1944) (ddr-densho-125-292)
Selected article titles: "Telegram Discloses Manzanar Volunteer Wounded in France" (p. 1), "Observe Armistice" (p. 1), "Return of Evacuees Alarms Congressman" (p. 1), "Facts About Evacuee Property" (p. 1), "Catholic Group Plan Christmas Program" (p. 3), "Jerome to House Prisoners of War" (p. 4), "Anti Alien Land Bill Defeated in Colorado" (p. 4).
img Adolf Hitler giving a speech (ddr-njpa-1-667)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "4. Fuhrer Hitler announced the complete occupation of Poland at Kroll Opera House in Berlin on October 6 and stated that Germany would never surrender to Britain and France. (3 and 4 were transmitted to New York from Europe and arrived in Yokohama on October 28)."