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Field marshal Count Terauchi Hisaichi (寺内 寿一) (1879 - June or November 1945) was the commander of the Japanese Imperial Army's Southern Expeditionary Army Group during World War II. His headquarters was in Saigon. Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... Definition A count is a nobleman in most European countries, equivalent in rank to a British earl, whose wife is still a countess. Originally the title comes denoted the rank of a high courtier or provincial (military or administrative) official in the late Roman Empire: before Anthemius was made emperor... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... November is the eleventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Imperial Japanese Army (大日本帝国陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was in existence from the Meiji Reformation to the end of World War II. It was created to replace the traditional Japanese samurai with a modern Western-style conscript army. ... The Southern Expeditionary Army Group was part of the Japanese military during the World War II era. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam and, as Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn), was the capital of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1976. ...


He was the son of Prime Minister Terauchi Masatake. He attending the Japanese Military Academy and after graduating in 1900 he joined the Army. Terauchi spent time in Germany and worked as a lecturer at the Military Academy before taking command of the 5th Division and the chief of staff of the Korea Army. Later he become head of the Formosa Army. Terauchi Masatake (寺内 正毅 February 5, 1852–November 3, 1919) was a Japanese politician and the 18th Prime Minister of Japan from October 9, 1916 to September 29, 1918. ...


In October 1935 he was promoted to full general. Two years later he was the army's choice as war minister. He returned to the Japanese Army when he was given command of the North China Theater Army. Terauchi took control of the Southern Army on November 6, 1941 and soon afterwards began devising war plans with Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku. Southern Army may refer to one of the following. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku Yamamoto (山本 五十六 Yamamoto Isoroku) (April 4, 1884 - April 18, 1943) was the outstanding Japanese naval commander of World War II. Family background Yamamoto was born Isoroku Takano (高野 五十六 Takano Isoroku) in Nagaoka in Niigata. ...


After leading the conquest of the Southern Area he established his headquarters in Singapore. Promoted to field marshal, he moved to the Philippines in May 1944. When this area came under threat he retreated to Saigon. Upon hearing of the loss of Burma by Japan, he suffered a stroke on May 10 1945. He subsequently surrendered to Lord Mountbatten and died in a prisoner of war camp. Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam and, as Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn), was the capital of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1976. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (June 25, 1900 – August 27, 1979) was a British admiral and statesman and an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ...


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  • Brief biography (http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWterauchi.htm)

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Terauchi Hisaichi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
Field marshal Count Terauchi Hisaichi (寺内 寿一) (August 8, 1879 - June 12, 1946) was the commander of the Japanese Imperial Army's Southern Expeditionary Army Group during World War II.
He was the son of Prime Minister Terauchi Masatake.
He returned to the Japanese Army when he was given command of the North China Theater Army.
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