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English: Aitape, New Guinea. 24 October 1943. A photograph found on the body of a dead Japanese soldier showing NX143314 Sergeant (Sgt) Leonard G. Siffleet of "M" Special Unit, wearing a blindfold and with his arms tied, about to be beheaded with a sword by Yasuno Chikao. The execution was ordered by Vice Admiral Kamada, the commander of the Japanese Naval Forces at Aitape. Sgt Siffleet was captured with Private (Pte) Pattiwahl and Pte Reharin, Ambonese members of the Netherlands East Indies Forces, whilst engaged in reconnaissance behind the Japanese lines. Yasuno Chikao died before the end of the war.
Nederlands: Aitape, Nieuw Guinea. Oktober 1943. Een op het lichaam van een dode Japanse soldaat gevonden foto van sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet . Leonard Siffleet draagt een blinddoek en zijn handen zijn vastgebonden. Naast hem staat Yasuno Chikao gereed om hem met een zwaard te executeren. De executie was bevolen door Vice-admiraal Kamada, de commandant van de Japanse marine. Yasuno Chikao stierf voor het einde van de oorlog
Date 24 October 1943 transfered: 2006-02-25 (first version); 2008-07-03 (last version)
Source Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:BanyanTree using CommonsHelper.
Author Original uploader was Krait at en.wikipedia Later version(s) were uploaded by Thisglad at en.wikipedia.
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Public domain This photographic image was published before December 31st 1956, or photographed before 1946, under jurisdiction of the Government of Japan. Thus this photographic image is considered to be public domain according to article 23 of old copyright law of Japan and article 2 of supplemental provision of copyright law of Japan.
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