Nambu World: Bring-Back Documents
The bring-back document was not a
Japanese-issued accessory, but is nevertheless a very desirable item to have
with a pistol. It is a document issued by the
The small reddish triangle in the lower right is a stamp that says: “Examined in the Field by Joint Intelligence” around the inside edge of the triangle, and “For Material Only” (as opposed to documents) underneath. In the centre it has “Passed by” and a set of initials. These examinations and stamps were required to make sure soldiers did not ship home items with possible intelligence value (like secret weapons or Tojo’s war plans) without Intelligence examining them first. I have a thousand-stitch belt with a different, round stamp that served the same purpose.
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