Thailand in WWII photos

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by dont tell them pike » 11 Dec 2010 11:31

Are there any photos of Thai troops? The photos in Kingmakers posting are unavailable.
thanks Ranjit.
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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by Peter H » 30 Dec 2010 00:59

Looks like he took them off photobucket.

The closing down of geocities didn't help either.

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by major grubert » 30 Dec 2010 03:02

The first picture is taken from http://2bangkok.com/siam.shtml

The second was taken in October 1933 at the time of the Bovoradej Revolt - by 1940 the pith helmet seemed to have fallen out of use.

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by Peter H » 21 Feb 2011 01:34

This commander again
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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by Peter H » 21 Feb 2011 01:43

Good book

Thailand and World War II
Direk Jayanama
Edited by Jane Keyes
http://www.amazon.com/Thailand-World-Wa ... 9749511336

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by Wisarut » 07 May 2011 15:11

Ah, the paper of Khun Direk Jayanama - Ministry of Foreign Afiars and later Ministry of Finance ... one of the book whcih is quite compprehensive for the civilian and governemnt section

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by Peter H » 08 May 2011 09:30

Another Japanese sourced photo from 1941
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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by Peter H » 08 May 2011 09:31

Look like Officer cadets
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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by krapipat » 19 Aug 2011 14:18

Please view these pretty interesting NHK newsreels.

02-1941 Japanese officials inspecting Thai-French Indochina conflict battle grounds in Cambodia http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=004

05-1941 Big military parade in Bangkok in celebration of victory over French Indochina http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=008

12-1941 Japanese troops entering Bangkok
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=002

06-1942 The inauguration of Victory Monument
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=002

07-1942 High-ranking Japanese official visiting Bangkok
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=002

01-1943 Commemorating the first year of Thai-Japanese war alliance
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=001

03-1943 HMS Sri Ayudhaya and crew
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=004

04-1943 Group wedding at Government House
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=005

07-1943 Yuwachon Taharn marching + Government Savings Bank + Musical and dance college http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=006

07-1943 Japanese PM Tojo in Thailand and SE Asian countries
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=001

08-1943 Thai troops marching in celebration of the annexation of the four Malaya states http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=001

09-1943 Japanese PM Tojo in Bangkok
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=001

04-1944 RTAF officers training with newly received Japanese fighting aircraft http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=004

09-1944 B-29 bombers raiding Bangkok
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=002

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by Wisarut » 11 Apr 2012 19:18

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Type 77 Heavy machine Gun (Water cool)

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Type 83 Light Machine Gun (AKA Type 96 IJA Light Machine Gun)
More weapons can be seen from Royal Thai Army Museumat Royal Thai Army HQ

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by islandee » 14 Dec 2012 04:39

Photo on page 1 captioned "Bombing of Huay Mae Ta Bridge - Northern Line."

There is a brief history of that bridge during WWII at the Kaeng Luang Bridge (this name is one of several "aka's" for the bridge).

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by nuyt » 03 Jan 2013 11:29

http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=008
the guns in that film, are they the Krupp mountain guns?

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by Wisarut » 24 Jan 2013 00:48

^^^
Either Type 51 Mountain gun (Krupp) or Type 63 Mountain gun [Japanese version of Krupp]

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Lieutenant-General/Vice Admiral Prince Arthit Thip-apha (1904-1946)
This prince was a governor of Nakhon Pathom before the Revolution in 1932. He became a regent in 1936 and resigned in 1942.
http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B8%9E% ... 0%E0%B8%B2

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Lieutenant-General Luang Chartnakrob (Suk Chartnakrob) - he has found Dept of Terrestrial of Defense in 1948 Later, he has run Port Authority of Thailand from March 1953 to January 1958
http://www.mod.go.th/content/md/

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General Luang Haansongkhram (Phichai Harnsongkram) [1896-1968]
http://www.mtb31.com/oldcommander/oldcommander.php

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General Luang Chawengsaksongkhram (Chuang Kwanchoed) (10 March 1899 - 9 march 1962) - being Minister of Public Health as well as Minister of Agriculture
http://archives.psd.ku.ac.th/kuout/p048.html

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General Jira Wichitsongkhram (1897-1979) - a general who declined to be promoted as the prestige Field Marshall

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General Luang Senanarong ( - 1955) - the founder of Fort Senanarong at Khao Kho hong, hat yai, Songkla
http://www.mtb42.mi.th/?name=page&op=%B ... 7%B9%C1%D2

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Seriroengrit, General Jarun Rattanakuln (1895- 1983) (AKA Laung Seriroengrit)
He was Direrctor of Railway Dept. and the General Manager of SRT after 1951
He was running Phayap army from 1941 to 1942.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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Lieutenant-General Chit Mansin Sinadyotharak (AKA Laung Sinadyotharak - 1896-1989)

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Maj Gen Luang Kriengdetphichai
http://www.mtb31.com/oldcommander/oldcommander.php

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Gen Luang Wirawatthanayothin, (1899-1968)
He was running 1st Division from 1944 to 1948 - he used to command the troop in Kengtung as well
http://www.rta.mi.th/21100u/title/03-ol ... ommand.htm

I better find a crematorium tome of Lt. gen Luang Buranasongkhram (Jon Buranajaru) published in 1994 though - during WWII, he has been transferred to control the Army medical though.
Furthermore, I need to find the crematorium tome of Lieutenant-General Phraya Aphaisongkhram [Old name: Jon Chotedilok] (1888 - 1965) published in 1965 ... ฟืก นด แนีพหำ General Luang Phairirayordej (Kee Chamaboon ->Chamaboon Phairirayordej - )

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by Wisarut » 25 Jan 2013 21:32

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Maj Gen Luang Phromyothee [AKA Mungkorn Phromyothee] - later become A 4-star general

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Major KhunNimmarnkolayut [later become a colonel despite of his heroic action in the battle of Ban Phrao on 16 Jan 1941 which should cement his position as a general - the lack of political connection with the Leader has prevent him from being a general]

http://bbs.playfps.com/topic/20123-%E0% ... %E0%B9%88/

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Re: Thailand in WWII photos

Post by Wisarut » 13 Jul 2013 11:09

Zaf1 wrote:Thank you very much much again major gruber. How many soldiers did the Marine battalion had and what type of weapon they used? Do you have more information on the Marine battalion?

Regards

Zaf
Here is the uniform of Royal Thai Navy men - when they marched to the 4 Malay states - helmets included
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/shogenarchives/jp ... number=005

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