Talk:Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces
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I've flagged a couple of questionable assertions in the article.
First, according to Evans and Peattie (1976), Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy 1887-1941, page 443, the SNLF were organized in response to the events at Shanghai in 1932. Thus the SNLF could not have participated in those events, having not yet been organized. However, this is a passing mention in a very thick book, so I'll pause to see if anyone has a more specific source before removing the assertion.
Second, the article attributes the Manila Massacre to the SNLF. My sources blame it on 31 Base Force, which may have had an SNLF or former SNLF component, but was not an SNLF formation. Again, waiting to see if anyone can shed further light on this before removing the claim. --Yaush (talk) 20:06, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
This is correct regarding Manila. There was 31st Special Base Force which likely had SNLF members; the bulk was from a naval guard unit. And the 10,000 number was for all the disparate naval units in the Manila Defense Force. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 08:29, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
- Okay, I've removed the Manila Massacre statement; it seems clear that, at most, some SNLF troops were part of the force. I'm leaving the Shanghai statement for now; I have some better sources available now and (now that this has come back to my attention) I can try to fix it later on. --Yaush (talk) 16:32, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
The section on uniform, along with the picture of General Yamashita (an IJA officer) mostly concerns that of the Army, not the SNLF. It should be removed or heavily edited. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:33, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
Obviously the forces no longer exist with the dissolution of the Japanese Navy, but isn't there an equivalent force in the current JMSDF? I understand that as a purely defensive force, the JMSDF has no need (and is explicitly barred from) having a large marine corp, but even from a defensive standpoint, every maritime force needs some land-based fighting capability. The closest I could find are the boarding forces, but they are technically special forces, not marines. Anyone know what the Modern day equivalent is?