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Item title: Orders of the South East Area Army
Title (romaji): Nantô Hômengun meirei tsuzuri
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/263)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: Post-surrender Rabaul material received from HQ 8 Military District
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 2/263
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/263
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 88 pages, handwritten mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Military order
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 11/10/1945 to 25/12/1945
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
Australian unit names: 11th Division
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:South East Area Army
Names: IMAMURA Hitoshi, Gen; KATÔ Rinpei, Maj Gen
Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This item consists of orders of the South East Area Army which were issued after the surrender. Orders issued on 31 October 1945 relate to the transfer of former servicemen to Japanese camps established in Rabaul. Impending changes to the existing command structure and supervisory system, and the treatment of Korean and Formosan workers are discussed in detail. An order issued on 21 November specifically discusses the establishment of the Kokopo Camp. Matters discussed in orders issued in December include the transfer of control over the Camp Heads from the South East Area Army to the 11th Division, establishment of camp compounds for the Working Groups and the Groups' work for the Australian forces. Attachments include several lists which specify equipment, vehicles and labourers to be provided to the Australian Forces by each Camp Group.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Orders of the South East Area Army
ATIS number:
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: IMAMURA Hitoshi, Gen; KATÔ Rinpei, Maj Gen
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: South East Area Army
Japanese unit names (romaji):Nantô Hômengun
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
Date of acquisition:
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Last modified:03/05/2009 10:07:46 AM
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