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Captured Japanese flag

Captured Japanese flag

New Zealand soldier Bob Dunlop collected this Japanese Imperial Navy flag during fighting at Mono Island (in the Solomon Islands) in October 1943. Dunlop was in the 36th Battalion of the 3rd New Zealand Division. Units of the Royal New Zealand Navy and the Royal New Zealand Air Force also fought the Japanese in the Pacific during the Second World War.

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David Capie, 'Asia and New Zealand - War, empire and the new Commonwealth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012