Berlin, Germany. 1941-02. General Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese Army, on the left, leader of a delegation of Japanese Army and Naval officers studying war strategy in Germany, translating the inscription on the scabbard of a Samurai Sword. He was making a presentation of the sword to Field Marshal Walter Von Brauchitsch, Commander-in-Chief of the German Army. ( ID number 073669)
"The Tiger of Malaya," Lt. General Tomoyuki Yamashita on an inspection tour of Singapore, 23 September 1942.
Tomoyuki Yamashita was an Imperial Japnese Army general during World War II. At the forefront of the invasion of Malaya and Singapore, his accomplishment of conquering Malaya and Singapore in 70 days led to the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, calling the ignominious fall of Singapore to the Japanese the “worst disaster” and “largest capitulation” in British military history. Yamashita was famous by the nickname “The Tiger of Malaya” among the British soldiers. After the end of…
John Dorle, Harry Clarke, Milton Sandberg, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Akira Muto during a break from court, Oct 1945; note the autographs by Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Muto Source: Family of Harry E. Clarke
Tomoyuki Yamashita (山下 奉文 Yamashita Tomoyuki?, November 8, 1885 – February 23, 1946) was an Imperial Japanese Army general during World War II. He was most famous for conquering the British colonies of Malaya and Singapore.