End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • train with wooden staffs instead of weapons. Heiho soldiers from Indonesia were a combination of volunteers and forced conscripts. The Japanese military did not treat them with the same respect as Japanese soldiers (Shown here in 1943)
    Indonesian “heiho” soldiers train with wooden staffs instead of weapons. Heiho soldiers from Indonesia were a combination of volunteers and forced conscripts. The Japanese military did not treat them with the same respect as Japanese soldiers (Shown here in 1943). This is the third of a six-part ** ‘Special Edition’ ** that presents all Indonesia materials in a single location. Click for Part I, Part II, Part IV, Part V, Part VI