Tomoyuki Yamashita (November 8, 1885 - February 23, 1946) - general of the Japanese army during World War II. September 2, 1945, he was taken prisoner by the Americans.    During the trial in Manila, the American military court sentenced Yamashita to death.  February 23, 1946 he was hanged.

Tomoyuki Yamashita (November 1885 - February General in the Japanese army during World War II. On September he was taken prisoner by the Americans. At his trial in Manila, the American military court sentenced Yamashita to death. He was hanged on February

Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita (November 8, 1885 - February 23, 1946) The "Tiger of…

Tomoyuki Yamashita

Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Sword Tomoyuki Yamashita was a general of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.  He became known during the war after conquering the British colonies of Malaya and Singapore, ultimately earning the nickname “The Tiger of Malaya.”  After the end of World War II, Yamashita was tried for war crimes relating to the Manila Massacre and many other atrocities in the Philippines and Singapore.

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The Sword of Tomoyuki Yamashita. Yamashita was a general in Japan’s Army during WWII who had a samurai sword from the century, made by the famous Fujiwara Kanenaga. Currently on display at the West Point Military Museum.

Close-up of the photograph at left depicting General Tomoyuki Yamashita, Supreme Commander of Japanese Imperial Forces, Philippines, coming out of the mountains to surrender to the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division near Kiangan, Luzon, on 2 Sep. 1945.

General Yamashita en route to signing the Jap surrender in the Philippines. Yamashita was justly hanged in 1946 for war crimes. It must have made the tiny little elf feel like a big boy to commit such heinous acts.

My attack on Singapore was a bluff – a bluff that worked. I had 30,000 men and was outnumbered more than three to one. I knew that if I had to fight for long for Singapore, I would be beaten. That is why the surrender had to be at once. I was very frightened all the time that the British would discover our numerical weakness and lack of supplies and force me into disastrous street fighting. – Tomoyuki Yamashita

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General Tomoyuki Yamashita (second right) was tried in Manila between October 29 and December 7, 1945, by a U.S. military commission relating to the Manila Massacre and earlier occurrences in Singapore, and was sentenced to death. The case set a precedent regarding the responsibility of commanders for war crimes, and is known as the Yamashita Standard.

Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita in the courtroom in Manila for the trial of Japanese war criminals.

Tactical miscalculations on the part of British Gen. Arthur Percival and poor communication between military and civilian authorities exacerbated the deteriorating British defense. Represented by General Percival and senior Allied officers, Singapore surrendered to Japanese Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita in front of Japanese newsreel cameras. Sixty-two thousand Allied soldiers were taken prisoner; more than half eventually died as prisoners of war.-Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Jpn Commander faces…

Tactical miscalculations on the part of British Gen. Arthur Percival and poor communication between military and civilian authorities exacerbated the deteriorating British defense. Represented by General Percival and senior Allied officers, Singapore surrendered to Japanese Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita in front of Japanese newsreel cameras. Sixty-two thousand Allied soldiers were taken prisoner; more than half eventually died as prisoners of war.-Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Jpn Commander faces…

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Berlin, Germany. 1941-02. General Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese Army, on the…

Imperial Japanese Army General Yamashita presents a ceremonial sword to a Nazi Official (who I hope someone who knows German stuff can identify).

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

[Photo] 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

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

General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Commander of Japanese forces and conqueror of Malaya. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

General Tomoyuki Yamashita the Commander of Japanese forces and conqueror of Malaya

Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita (山下 奉 文) and his US escort, Major of Military Police Kenworthy during the trial of Japanese war criminals in Manila. Yamashita was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1946.

Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita (山下 奉 文) and his US escort, Major of Military Police Kenworthy during the trial of Japanese war criminals in Manila. Yamashita was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in

General Tomoyuki Yamashita on the left and one of the recovered Golden Buddha on the right.

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Yamashita's gold, also referred to as the Yamashita treasure, is the name given to the alleged war loot stolen in Southeast Asia by Japanese forces during World War II and hidden in caves, tunnels and underground complexes in the Philippines. It is named for the Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita, nicknamed "The Tiger of Malaya".

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The samurai sword of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, 'the Tiger of Malaya', commander of the Japanese troops in the Philippines during World War II. It rests on the Philippine Surrender Document, signed at Baguio, Luzon on September 3rd, 1945.

The samurai sword of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, 'the Tiger of Malaya', commander of the Japanese troops in the Philippines during World War II. It rests on the Philippine Surrender Document, signed at Baguio, Luzon on September 3rd, 1945.

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