USMC China photos and Paperwork
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This is the Amplification of Mission for the Seventh Marines in North China. Click on it to enlarge.
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More pictures to come when I get time.
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Thanks for sharing this with us,
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This is Japanese issued 'Invasion Money' or 'Puppet Government" money, substituted for the Phillipines's own currency. This was issued in 1943.
Added this by mistake but the program will not let me delete it.
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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:41 AM
Here's the Chinese version of Japanese Invasion Money.
This group was issued in 1944.
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Posted 15 November 2019 - 11:06 AM
During his stay in China my father was given this Dragon robe. It is covered in Taoist symbolism as well as the traditional dragon robe symbols.This is not the more commonly seen theater robe, a pale imitation of the real ones. This would have been worn my a man, and the color would have indicated his rank
The owner of this robe begged my father to save it, since he believed that the communists would take over and have no respect for the objects of the old ways. If any of you know anything about the Cultural Revolution of the 60s and 70s, you know how right the robe's owner was.
Below is more info on these:
Court robes symbolize the cosmic order. The wavy stripes at the bottom of the robe represent the sea. Groups of prism-shaped rocks rise from the water at the front, back, and sides of the robe. These represent the earth and the four directions. Above these peaks, nine dragons fly among colored clouds. The dragon is the emblem of the masculine (yang) element and hence of the emperor. The central front dragon encircles a flaming orb known as the Pearl of Wisdom. Scattered among the clouds on this robe are the symbolic implements of the Eight Taoist Immortals and other symbols of longevity, indicating the robe was made for a birthday celebration. The collar of the robe symbolizes the Gate of Heaven. The wearer’ s head completes the cosmic order by surmounting the symbols of the mortal world.
Following are four shots of the robe.
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