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oldlinecoinsoldlinecoins Posts: 171 ✭✭✭
edited March 25, 2020 11:41AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

Any help figuring out what country this medal is from or what it is commemorating would be much appreciated


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  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,289 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I gave this member an answer in a PM. However he is ignoring me...LOL. Apparently he will not see this post either. :p

  • oldlinecoinsoldlinecoins Posts: 171 ✭✭✭

    @Insider2 said:
    I gave this member an answer in a PM. However he is ignoring me...LOL. Apparently he will not see this post either. :p

    I have not received a pm from you...

  • TurboSnailTurboSnail Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Japan? Three Japanese soldiers who die in China on 2/2/1932.

  • oldlinecoinsoldlinecoins Posts: 171 ✭✭✭

    @TurboSnail said:
    Japan? Three Japanese soldiers who die in China on 2/2/1932.

    Awesome, thank you

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 3,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought they were 3 poleish guys knocking on the door. Peace Roy

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 2,220 ✭✭✭✭

    It would be interesting to know what the reverse inscription says (without having to enter it all into Google Translate).

  • IVBIVB Posts: 96 ✭✭✭

    "Three Heroic Human Bombs" Commemorative badge

    Obverse
    Three soldiers carrying a bomb to their target.
    Inscription: Chuukon (Loyal Spirit), Nikudan Sanyuushi (Three Heroic Human Bombs).

    The Nikudan Sanyuushi were three combat engineer soldiers from the Toyama Army Academy who volunteered to carry a bomb and detonate it to remove a wire obstacle during the Battle of Shanghai.
    Heroes: Takeji Eshita (Private 1st Class), Susumu Kitagawa (Private 1st Class), Inosuke Sakue (Private 1st Class).

    Reverse
    Inscription:
    Byoukouchin (area name near Shanghai where they died),
    Gokoku No Kami (Gods that Protect the Country),
    7.2.22. (February 22, 1932),
    Eshita, Kitagawa, Sakue (last names of soldiers).

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 2,220 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks @IVB!

    What a sad waste of human life.

  • oldlinecoinsoldlinecoins Posts: 171 ✭✭✭

    Thanks everybody!

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 3,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Zowee! A Bangalore torpedo medal. All war is bad. Peace Roy

  • JBKJBK Posts: 6,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yikes. The first kamikazes.

    During WWII allied soldiers used line charges to clear paths through minefields and barbed wire obstacles on the beaches, and placement was risky to say the least but there was some hope that the soldiers would survive.

    Imperial Japan brought new meaning to the term "suicide mission".

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