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Queensland Japan Post Card real photo sent by Japanese Navy sailor Thursday Is
Queensland Japan Post Card real photo sent by Japanese Navy sailor Thursday Is
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Queensland Japan Post Card real photo sent by Japanese Navy sailor Thursday Is

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This is a stunning item. Not only is it a scarce real photo card of Thursday Island but it has also been posted there. Far more importantly the sender is an officer on His Imperial Japanese Majesty's Navy Ship HIMJS Itsukashima. This ship saw action in the Boxer Rebellion the Sino-Japanese war and the Russo-Japanese war and visited Australia twice on Official Friendship visits. The Japanese Navy provided an armed escort for Australian troop ships carrying soldiers to Europe and Gallipoli in 1914 and the writer may well have been on one of those ships.Sent with Standard Delivery - Registered.


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