Sunday, 13 December 2009

The real last Samurai

I have only just got around to watching this 2003 movie starring Tom Cruise. Reading the wiki on the movie I realise that it's all fiction (surprise surprise) and the nearest one comes to as a historical precedent is the French Military Mission - there was no military involvement from the United States. Some Frenchmen such as Jules Brunet did however fight in the Boshin war and this is the nearest to a factual basis. Some of these Frenchmen did wear traditional Samurai attire such as Eugene Collache (pictured).

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