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160904-0048 - WWII Propaganda Postcard


Outside Showa 1930s Shueido Studio

Japanese wartime propaganda from the late 1930s with an illustration of an elderly man praying at a Shinto shrine.

Card 7 of a series of 7 postcards intended to promote home front civilian support for the Japanese military.

Japanese text:

國に捧げた あのせがれ
どうか 手柄をたてます様に
老父は祈る ひとすじに

English translation:

“Praying at the Shrine”
The son who bravely
Went to the front to serve his country
The elderly father
Devoutly praying for his valor

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