\ The World War II Photo of the Day


   8.20.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Conquerors Night Out
uncredited, undated photo

A pack of U.S. Navy sailors stroll through downtown Yokosuka, Japan at night sometime after the end of war. Note all the neon signs, many in English, testimony to the Americanization that occupation brought with it. Some of the club names visible are "Club C'est Si Bon" and "Bar New Swallow." The original caption identifies the sailors as members of the 7th Fleet.

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