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Tokyo Rose?

Photographs of Iva Toguri, consisting of two “mug shots” taken at Sugamo Prison on March 7, 1946.

Captions on the reverse of both photographs state:

“Captain Denton took me to Iva Toguri’s house and made her wear the light tan coat and had her put on her rimless glasses. I recognized her as the same girl who broadcast on the Zero Hour program. (Signed) Emi Matsuda.”

An American citizen trapped in Japan at the start of World War II, Toguri was convicted for treason for her role in the “Tokyo Rose” propaganda broadcasts but ultimately received a presidential pardon.

Read more about Iva Toguri’s tragic story in “The orphan called Tokyo Rose” from Prologue »

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    Also they have quite a great podcast about her on How Stuff Works. Such a beautifully tragic tale yes....
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    Falsely imprisoned and accused of treason — when really she displayed devout American efforts while stuck in Japan...
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