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

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,

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

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

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.

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.

Australian Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet about to be beheaded with a sword by Yasuno Chikao. Siffleet was captured behind Japanese lines while on reconnaissance. The photo was recovered from a.

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

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.

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

Imperial Japanese Officer prepares to behead an Australian PoW, 1943 [[MORE]] The prisoner of war has been identified as Leonard Siffleet if anyone wishes to read up on his life leading up to his execution on Aitape Beach in Papau New Guinea.

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

Leonard Siffleet, an Australian soldier during WWII, just seconds before he was beheaded by a Japanese soldier.

19 Final Photos Taken Before Death

Leonard Siffleet, an Australian soldier during WWII, just seconds before he was beheaded by a Japanese soldier.

Leonard Siffleet - Wikipedia

Leonard Siffleet - Wikipedia

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

Rare Historical Photos - Page 7 of 31 - And the story behind them.

Naval civil service officer Chikao Yasuno prepares to decapitate Sergeant Leonard George Siffleet, an Australian Army radioman caught opera...

Naval civil service officer Chikao Yasuno prepares to decapitate Sergeant Leonard George Siffleet, an Australian Army radioman caught opera.

COWARDICE An Australian POW, Sgt.Leonard Siffleet, captured in New Guinea, about to be beheaded by the Japanese with a shin guntōsword, 1943.

Invading someone's personal well being is definitely being shown here. "COWARDICE An Australian POW, Sgt.Leonard Siffleet, captured in New Guinea, about to be beheaded by the Japanese with a shin guntōsword,

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