Nazi stormtroopers celebrating Hitler's 48th birthday

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Caption on reverse [translation]: "(Yokohama) April 20, 1937. As the 20th was the 48th birthday of Hitler, the Fuhrer of flourishing Germany, a celebratory ceremony was held from 7 a.m. on the Nazi passenger ship Reliance, which entered Yokohama on the 19th. After Captain Keith, his crew, and approximately 80 German passengers raised a portrait of Fuhrer Hitler and the Nazi flag, a group of 30 Nazi stormtroopers in uniform (formed from the crew) assembled on the deck. Under their leader Sharfuhrer Adam, they solemnly began the ceremony, raising their right arms to the German national anthem and party anthem and shouting 'Heil Hitler' loudly. Twenty minutes later they had celebratory glasses of champagne in the cafeteria. Photographs: 1. Party members shouting 'Heil Hitler.' 2. The signed portrait of Hitler."

April 20, 1937

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