Monday, November 16, 2009

Grandpa goes to war

From the family album:

Taken in Utsunomiya on Showa 19, March 22 (March 22, 1944). 65 years ago.

grandpa goes to war

This is a Monochrome Monday entry.

13 comments:

carolynUSA said...

That is definitely a moving image.

michael said...

So young. I'm assuming that that is his mother. Very evocative image from a long ago time of turmoil.

utsunomiyadailyphoto said...

Michael, no that's actually his wife, pregnant at the time with their first child. ;)

utsunomiyadailyphoto said...

Hi Carolyn, yes it is, isn't it?
Grandma is very attached to her war album and it took us a lot of convincing that we should scan the whole thing for posterity.
I'm thinking to post other photos from her collection from time to time.

Aileni said...

Did he survive?

John said...

Worth scanning, it's social history

utsunomiyadailyphoto said...

Aileni, he survived. After the war he went on to become the station master of the Nikko JR station (yes, the same Nikko of the UNESCO World Heritage and the historic JR line) :)

John, I agree, and there is still so much left to scan at her house.

Rob said...

He looks far too young for this.

James said...

I love to see history in pictures.

Laura said...

They are beautiful. Laura

awarewriter said...

This is a wonderful tribute.

michael said...

Glad I came back to see your replies. Learned much about the Japanese people and the war effort of that time when I read Haruko Taya Cook and Theodore F. Cook's Japan at War: An Oral History, within the past twelve months.

Babzy said...

What a moving picture ...

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