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Item title: Amenities in the Japanese armed forces
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/92)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS research reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 12/92
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-120
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 38 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 15/11/1945
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Languages: English
Area:Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Manila [Philippines, Luzon]
Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)
Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia)
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report issued on 15 November 1945 on amenities furnished by the Japanese to the armed forces. It contains information on canteen stores, the price of canteen articles (eg. sake, beer, cigarettes, clothing and canned goods, "comfort bags", recreation, athletics, geisha and entertainment troupes, brothels (regulations, business operation, management, hygiene, discipline), leave regulations, the supply of news, radios, bulletins, and the sending and receiving of mail. Illustrations and charts include a canteen price list, the distribution of entertainment equipment, rates at South Sector Billet brothels, medical inspection report form, brothel application forms, brothel contract form, rates at Rabaul brothels. The appendix includes forms required by Manila brothels and a police report on Manila brothels. The report concluded that the Japanese Army and Navy established canteens for those troops in areas where supplies were available and supplemented normal rations with free issues of items such as cigarettes, sweets, beer and sake. Little provision was made for physical training, movies or travelling shows in forward areas. Brothels under strict regulation were sanctioned by military authorities in any areas where there were large numbers of troops.
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