Members of the Australian Resistance somewhere in the Bush, 1962. Japanese control outside of the major cities was largely nominal, and fighting in the hinterlands raged for years, draining thousands of Japanese lives and countless yen.
A Gocheng tank, repurposed captured Type 97 light tanks from the Imperial Japanese Army. The Chinese Communist forces have a few tanks in their fleets which they use to engage Japanese forces in the rural regions of China.
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Two officers of the Indian National Army in Mumbai, 1951. Although many of the INA's first recruits joined out of anti-British sentiment, they soon began to have doubts about their Japanese 'liberators' after seeing how many of their people were being forced to work on tea plantations in areas like Bengal. Some of them even joined the burgeoning Indian resistance movement. In time, many Indians began to see the INA as merely being the puppet army of a colonial power even worse than the British.
A resistance fighter in Flagstaff shooting at IJA personnel in a communications outpost, 1962. During the course of the Japanese withdrawal from the Pacific States, many resistance bands did not seek to simply seize territory from the IJA but to kill as many personnel as conceivably possible in order to make sure that evacuating units would already be softened up by the time they were deployed elsewhere in the empire.
William Joyce, the 'British Goebbels' during a conference in Blackpool. Joyce was the voice of the British Union of Facists for years and encouraged members of the nation's gentry to support the party once it took power.
These pictures are from a MITHC head canon I'm doing.
An SS officer in Madison, Wisconsin, 1948. The heavy German influence in the Midwest was something the Reich was keen on using to its fullest potential. Numerous cultural events celebrating German heritage (or at least the Nazi approved version) were organized by the government of the American Reich. Those who already knew German before the Axis victory found themselves holding high positions in the new order. Beer brewed in Wisconsin became a highly sought after item and Midwestern cuisine was looked at favorably by Germany's most renowned food critics.
Takasago Volunteers near Honolulu, 1944. These soldiers, recruited from Taiwanese aborigines, were instrumental in quelling resistance groups in the Hawaiian mountains. They often struck at night, first killing sentries with knives and garrotes before finishing off the rest with gunfire. Soldiers from Taiwan bolstered Japanese manpower during the invasion of the United States.
A young confederate woman observing what she believes to be escapees from a prison camp, Texas, 1955. During the lifetime of the puppet Confederacy (1947-1964), Texas's proximity to the Neutral Zone and Mexico encouraged numerous escape attempts by dissidents as well as enslaved blacks. Rural Texas had a large presence of Confederate security forces in order to stem the tide as best as possible. However, the Second Underground Railroad still found ways to bypass the massive border fortifications which ironically only served to hasten the Confederacy's demise instead of lengthen its lifespan due to the economic drain the caused.
Matt Smith in his 2018 performance as resistance leader Charles Manson in the film "Charlie Says". Charles Manson was a controversial figure among the American Resistance. Losing his mother to the Japanese invasion of the West Coast and having to fend for himself had somewhat unhinged Charles, who made a 'family' of resistance fighters in the early 1950s. His band grew to include over a thousand members who engaged in activities from the bombing of checkpoints to assassination. On occasion, he would give mind altering substances to captured IJA soldiers and colonists, explaining this as a means of helping them expand their perceptions beyond the strict social hierarchy that ruled their lives. Despite his desire to see the Japanese driven from the Pacific States, Charlie still adhered to some elements of eastern philosophy and was known to frequently sleep with the women under his command. His concept of 'Helter Skelter' proclaimed not only the need for the expulsion of fascist influence from the former United States but the rejection of the social norms that fascist rule demanded.
During the Japanese withdrawal from the Pacific States, Charlie would take to the airwaves at a radio station in Salt Lake City. During his broadcasts, he would encourage young people in the American Reich and Confederate States to break free from the expectations placed upon them. Fellow resistance leader Thomas Smith would later say in an interview with a Canadian reporter "the guy had ideas, sure, but when I talked with him I'd sometimes ask myself if his brain was two planets away from the rest of him."
Resistance leader Thomas Smith during his time in the Hitler Youth, 1960. Thomas was a firm believer in the Reich's principles until the rape of his sister Jennifer by Sean Monkford, a young rising star in the British Union of Fascists who was visiting New York at the time. His sister's trauma and the manner in which her assault was brushed under the rug caused Thomas to rapidly turn against the American Reich. He aided resistance fighters in a number of operations, from the assassination of Monkford to the bombing of the New York Metropolitan Opera House where Helmut Goebbels was attending a performance. He left the American Reich after two years of these activities and was in the Pacific States when the Japanese were forced to effect a hasty withdrawal.
Wreckage from the 1963 Nagoya earthquake and tsunami. While the immediate effects of the disaster devastated the city, what happened soon later set into motion the chain reaction that led to the fall of not just the Japanese Empire but the Fascist bloc as well. A laboratory belonging to Unit 731 where a waterborne pathogen was being developed for possible use in China was breached and the pathogen entered the floodwaters that moved further inland, contaminating the water table of towns close to Tokyo and infected the residents.
The Japanese government was caught off guard by the sudden pandemic and despite the efforts to keep the news under wraps, reports reached Japan's client states which prompted a massive increase of insurgent activity. Slave workers in China allied themselves with sympathetic soldiers of the puppet army and engaged in a revolution. The administration in Indonesia collapse and cut off Japan's oil supply in the South Pacific with the support of Australia and New Zealand. These upheavals encouraged resistance fighters in the Pacific States to cut off Japanese access to Alaskan oil while attacking every target of opportunity. These upheavals led to Japan's empire falling piece by piece.
New recruits to the INA training in Hyderabad, 1948. Like the collaborator militaries in the rest of Japan's client states, its recruits had a wide array of motives for joining up. Many were the sons of farmers or shopkeepers hoping to earn extra money but a significant number of them were prison inmates hoping to reduce their sentences. It did not take long for Indians of all religious and ethnic groups to see them as nothing more than a billy club for the Japanese to use against those who sought true independence for India. Its officers were known for being heavily involved in corruption and frequently extorted the locals in the areas where they were stationed.
The welcome sign to Camp Crystal Lake, a summer camp in New Jersey that catered to members of the Hitler Youth during the period of Nazi rule in the former US. It became the sight of an intense Sipo investigation in 1957 when a pair of counselors at the camp were found murdered in a cabin. It continued to function following the collapse of the American Reich and is still open to this day.
A resistance member near the Confederate-Neutral Zone border, 1963. The collapse of the Pacific States and subsequent annexation of the Neutral Zone by the reborn United States was soon followed by resistance members in the CSA detonating explosives in multiple areas to damage or outright collapse Confederate border defenses. The operation's success was announced with the now historic code phrase 'fallen has Jericho'.