Mineo Osumi meeting with Italian and German naval officers
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Italian captain is a hero of the World War. (Tokyo) 1934 April 16. Briveoneshi is the captain of the warship Kuwaruto, which entered the port of Yokohama on the 16th. He is also the Chief Commander of the Navy of the Far East. He and an adjutant, Iretorait, visited Osumi, Minister of the Navy, at the Ministry of the Navy building at 9:40 a.m. on the 17th. They were guided to the building by a German officer, Hegai, who works in Japan. Osumi and the captain speak French, therefore, they could talk to each other. The captain was shot down in an aircraft during the World War, while he was attacking the town of Pola [?], on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. His aircraft fell into the ocean and he became a prisoner. He was released from the prison at the end of the war. This was the last story they discussed at this meeting. The photograph is 1, the Italian captain shaking hands with Osumi."
- Osumi, Mineo
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