We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on the rise of Japanese Militarism, published in the June issue of Military History Matters. We are delighted to announce the winners.


‘They stole our rice wine. Get it back for God’s ‘sake.’’ — Les Quilter


Strenuous efforts were made to keep country bumpkins out of Tokyo’s new gentleman’s club. — Stephen Coney

No sleep was had on either side during the Great Pajama Siege of 1605 . — Christopher Warner