Australian POW Sergeant Leonard Siffleet, who was captured in New Guinea and photographed second before his savage beheading in 1942

When Japanese troops used British Army prisoners as target practice

Australian POW Sergeant Leonard Siffleet, who was captured in New Guinea and photographed second before his savage beheading in 1942

An Australian POW, Sgt. Leonard Siffleet, captured in New Guinea, about to be beheaded by a Japanese officer with a guntō, 1943. Japanese war crimes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An Australian POW, Sgt. Leonard Siffleet, captured in New Guinea, about to be beheaded by a Japanese officer with a guntō,

A Japanese soldier, Yasuno Chikao, prepares to behead Australian Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet at Aitape in New Guinea. The Australian commando from "M" Special Unit was captured while his small patrol was operating deep behind enemy lines. 1943. The photograph was discovered on the body of a dead Japanese major near Hollandia by American troops in April 1944.

Australian Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet of M Special Unit about to be beheaded by Japanese soldier Yasuno Chikao, Aitape, New Guinea, 24 Oct 1943

Story behind one of the most enduring images of WWII Argunners

A photograph of the Japanese soldier Yasuno Chikao an instant before he strikes off Siffleet’s head was taken from the body of a Japanese casualty later in the war,

Story behind one of the most enduring images of WWII. This photograph would capture the last seconds of Siffleet's life. (Credits: Australian War Memorial)

Story behind one of the most enduring images of WWII. This photograph would capture the last seconds of Siffleet's life.

Leonard Siffleet about to be beheaded with a sword by a Japanese soldier, 1943

Leonard Siffleet about to be beheaded with a sword by a Japanese soldier, 1943

This enduring photograph would capture the last seconds of Leonard Siffleet's life. (Credits: Australian War Memorial)

Story behind one of the most enduring images

Leonard Siffleet - Wikipedia

Leonard Siffleet - Wikipedia

Leonard Siffleet sta per essere decapitato con una spada da un soldato giapponese, 1943

Execution of Leonard Siffleet by a Japanese soldier during World War II

Leonard Siffleet execute by beheading.Only known photograph of the Imperial Japanese' favorite form of execution.

Leonard Siffleet execute by beheading.Only known photograph of the Imperial Japanese' favorite form of execution.

Portrait of Leonard Siffleet, circa 1941

[Photo] Portrait of Leonard Siffleet, circa 1941

Leonard George (Len) Siffleet January 1916 – 24 October was an Australian commando of World War II. He was executed by the Japanese.

Leonard Siffleet and his fiancee Clarice Lane at Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia, 1941

[Photo] Leonard Siffleet and his fiancee Clarice Lane at Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia, 1941

Leonard Siffleet and his fiancee Clarice Lane at Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia, 1941

Australian Special Forces Sergeant Leonard Siffleet, being executed by the Japanese on Oct. 24, 1943, on Aitape Beach, New Guinea

Australian Special Forces Sergeant Leonard Siffleet, being executed by the Japanese on Oct. on Aitape Beach, New Guinea

Japanese Officer Chikao Yasuno prepares to decapitate Australian Sergeant Leonard George Siffleet in 1943.  US troops found this photo on the body of a dead Japanese man in 1944

Japanese Officer Chikao Yasuno prepares to decapitate Australian Sergeant Leonard George Siffleet in US troops found this photo on the body of a dead Japanese man in My Uncle John, who had been a Marine in the Pacific in WWII, had a copy of this photo.

Decapitation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Leonard Siffleet Beheading COGwriter Australia made its largest anti-terrorism raid ever today: September 2014 The emerging

Sergeant Leonard Siffleet was a commando fighting with the Australian Army in New Guinea when he was captured by natives, who turned him over to the occupying Japanese army. Trained as a radio operator in the Special Forces, Siffleet was part of a secret surveillance detachment sent to New Guinea to watch the coast and report back on enemy activities. After he was turned over to the Japanese, he was held for about two weeks, tortured, and then – on October 24, 1943, on ...

Sergeant Leonard Siffleet was a commando fighting with the Australian Army in New Guinea when he was captured by natives, who turned him over to the occupying Japanese army. Here he is executed.

Pinterest
Search