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Originally posted by redmage
Interesting post TheSaddenedElf
You've inspired me to start a new thread.
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Again, great post TheSaddenedElf.
Originally posted by TheSaddenedElf
ShadowXIX, an Arisaka? That's beyond awesome. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the chrysanthemum the Imperial symbol, and weren't the Japanese troops ordered to remove them or destroy them before capture? I recall reading something about that somewhere.
[edit on 19-10-2005 by TheSaddenedElf]
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
You are correct the chrysanthemum was the Imperial symbol and meant that the rifle was property of the Emperor. Many of chrysanthemum markings were ground off the rifles by surrendering Japanese troops because it was considered a disgrace to hand over a rifle was considered the property of the Emperor.