A rare historic sepia photograph of Former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo (184-1948). Tojo was a Japanese politician, general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and convicted war criminal who served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association for most of World War II. He assumed several more positions including Chief of Staff of the Imperial Army before ultimately being removed from office in July 1944. During his years in power, his leadership was marked by extreme state-perpetrated violence in the name of Japanese ultranationalism, in much of which he was personally involved.
This sepia photograph has a typed caption below it which reads as follows “History in the Making! This picture was taken two seconds after Tojo, the great war lord of Japan, shot himself. No doubt, hari-kari. The men in the background are American war correspondents, chief among them, our own Harry Brundidge, top reporter of the old Star-Times. (Harry in center, hand on chair.) So far as I know, this is an unpublished photograph. Harry gave it to me. (signed) H.S.” A great historical photograph for your WWII militaria collection, probably dating to the mid 20th century. Dimensions: Photograph: Approximately 9” H x 7 ½” W, sight; 16 ¾” H x 14” W overall , matted and framed under glass in a simple molded wooden frame. Ref: 8
Rare Historic Sepia Photograph of Former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo
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