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Japanese Intelligence Officer's Combat Diaries
Two diary volumes with extensive entries written by a Japanese intelligence officer. One volume is a formal printed diary while the other is a bound notebook with vertical lined pages in hard covers. The diary book is 4 1/2 by 6 inches while the notebook is 4 3/4 by 7 inches. The officer who kept the diary was Lieutenant Ohtsuki Yuhichi. The diary begins in 1939 and ends in 1941. The writer was apparently serving with the army in China and the diaries record a number of battles in China during this time period. The volumes show the wear that would be expected from having been carried in a combat theater but the volumes are complete and intact.
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