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Item title: MIYAJI Chikara interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/1)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS interrogation reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 6/1
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-25 (Serial no. 35)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 8 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 10/1/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Keywords:IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTERROGATION, INTELLIGENCE, PRISONERS OF WAR
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Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:144th Infantry Regt 1st Bn
Names: MIYAJI Chikara, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Owen Stanley Range [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private MIYAJI Chikara, who was captured in the Buna area on 28 November 1942 when he was shot by Australians. MIYAJI, a 32 year old from K├┤chi, provided information on unit movements from Japan to New Britain, and from Rabaul to New Guinea. He also gave general information on the military system in the Japanese Army. His extensive accounts cover psychological aspects of Japanese soldiers' views of the war. These include his views on the progress of the war, treatment of local population, his family back home, and expected treatment of Japanese soldiers who were captured prisoners of war.
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