Aftermath: Japan #14


Original Caption:

The Edge is Off.

Tokyo -- Soldiers in Japan's new Defense Army participate in bayonet exercises, sans bayonets, at Nerima Infantry Camp on the outskirts of Tokyo. These Japanese GIs are dressed in U.S. Army-style fatigues and are equipped with American-made M-1 rifles. While the trainees look war-like, they apparently lack a fighting spirit in peacetime. Says the infantry camp commander: "We have taken the outside of the U.S. Army, but we don't have the inside morale." (1955)

1 comment:

Brooks said...

Maybe the thought of being nuked plays into the lack of morale, eh? Or perhaps just wearing the other army's clothes.