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Letter written in Latin to Pope Paul V from Daimyo Date Masamune. Delivered as part of the Keicho Embassy (1613-1620). Though well-received, it had little long-term political effect. The letter, along with a corresponding version in Japanese, is held in the Vatican Archives. [440×1157]

Letter written in Latin to Pope Paul V from Daimyo Date Masamune. Delivered as part of the Keicho Embassy (1613-1620). Though well-received, it had little long-term political effect. The letter, along with a corresponding version in Japanese, is held in the Vatican Archives. [440×1157]

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Filipino civilians walk through the smoldering rubble of the town of Dulag. The landing of the U.S forces during the Battle of Leyte took a heavy toll on the town, as American forces shelled Japanese positions, trying to capture an airstrip in nearby Barangay Rawis. 29 October 1944. [3393 x 2149]

Filipino civilians walk through the smoldering rubble of the town of Dulag. The landing of the U.S forces during the Battle of Leyte took a heavy toll on the town, as American forces shelled Japanese positions, trying to capture an airstrip in nearby Barangay Rawis. 29 October 1944. [3393 x 2149]

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Yasumitsu Osafune from Bizen, Sword (katana: steel, gilt metal, rayskin, wood), Japan 1413. Surrendered by Field Marshal Terauchi, Supreme Commander of the Japanese Expeditionary Forces, to Field Marshal Lord Mountbatten in 1945[1558×2000]

Yasumitsu Osafune from Bizen, Sword (katana: steel, gilt metal, rayskin, wood), Japan 1413. Surrendered by Field Marshal Terauchi, Supreme Commander of the Japanese Expeditionary Forces, to Field Marshal Lord Mountbatten in 1945[1558×2000]

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USS Panay (PG-45), launching, forward end ways, photographed by K.D.&E.W., Shanghai, China, November 10, 1927. Reclassified in 1928 as River Gunboat, USS Panay (PR-5). Panay was sunk by Japanese aircraft on December 12, 1937. [2876 x 2364]

USS Panay (PG-45), launching, forward end ways, photographed by K.D.&E.W., Shanghai, China, November 10, 1927. Reclassified in 1928 as River Gunboat, USS Panay (PR-5). Panay was sunk by Japanese aircraft on December 12, 1937. [2876 x 2364]