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British Army Mission

Book: Biographical Portraits Volume IX
Author: Shaigiya-Abdelsamad, Yahya

Major C.A.L. Yate VC (1872-1914) had extensive dealings with Japan, and absorbed much of its culture and in particular the 'warrior spirit' of the country. This portrait traces his time in Japan, and its influence as a possible factor in his suicide to evade recapture during the First World War.