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Imperial Japanese Army Medical Corps

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[Imperial Japanese Medical Corps]
by Miles Li

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This is the flag used by the Imperial Japanese Army Medical Corps from the 1870s until the adoption of the Red Cross flag of the Geneva Convention.

Source: Tadao Nakata and Thomas B. Nelson, Imperial Japanese Army and Navy: Uniforms & Equipment, Revised Edition, 1987, page 37, pic.81.
Miles Li, 20 February 2004


The flag was in use between May 27th 1872 and Jan 17th 1885 for the Army Medical Corps on the battlefield and which appears in the recent movie "Last Samurai."
Nozomi Kariyasu, 23 February 2004