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This French military officer was the real-life ‘Last Samurai’

Jules Brunet wasn’t really the “last” samurai anymore than Tom Cruise’s character in the movie of the same name was. But he was a military officer sent to Japan to update and modernize the Japanese Army under the aging Tokugawa Shogunate.  By the time Brunet arrived in Japan with the French military mission, he was … Continued

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