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jeffsrocks

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flag souvenir from ww2
can anyone translate this
original post listed 3 weeks ago, 10/27
 

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Mostly just names. The big letters at the top say 祈武運長久 (inoru būunchōkyū), which, if you've been following any of these threads, you know is the most common thing written on these flags.
There are a couple of other phrases
米英必滅 (beieihitsumetsu) destroy the yanks and brits
どうぞ御元気で (dōzo ogenkide) take care of yourself
盡忠報国 (jinchūhōkoku) give all for your country
 

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Mostly just names. The big letters at the top say 祈武運長久 (inoru būunchōkyū), which, if you've been following any of these threads, you know is the most common thing written on these flags.
There are a couple of other phrases
米英必滅 (beieihitsumetsu) destroy the yanks and brits
どうぞ御元気で (dōzo ogenkide) take care of yourself
盡忠報国 (jinchūhōkoku) give all for your country
Thank you Majestic. Interesting. Friends and family members cheering him on.
Dad was 18 when he was sent over to fight in 1945. I believe I heard Okinawa in some conversations in the past. Brutal fighting there. Lucky he wasn't killed or even wounded. Flag was one of many souvenirs he brought back. Other items given to family members.
 
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