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Description HIJMS Yamato running full-power trials in Sukumo Bay, 1941
Date 30 October 1941
Source This photo is part of the Japanese Self Defense Force Archives. A copy of this photo was seized by the US forces and is now part of the Naval History and Heritage Command's collection here (Photo #: 80-G-704702).
Author Unknown
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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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  1. irootoko_jr (2008-03-13). IJN (in Japanese). Yamato Class Battleships. IJN: Colorized Photos of Old Monochrome Vessels. Retrieved on 2009-06-11.
  2. Spurr, Russell (1995) A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945, Newmarket Press, pp. p. 17 Retrieved on 11 June 2009. ISBN: 1557042489.
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