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WW2 Japanese Capture of the Philippines badge

The obverse has the phrase 'Commemorating the Capture of the Philippines' (比島) at the top and 'Showa 16 [1941] December 27' at the bottom. The reverse says 'Great East Asia War. Watari [unit commander's family name] 8857 Platoon.'

Above is the bronze version. Here is the silver version.

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