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Item title: Combat in the Mt Natib area, Bataan
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 5/13)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS enemy publications
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 5/13
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 5/-
Item: EP-151
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 80 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Battle report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 13/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:65th Bde Natsu Force
Languages: English
Area:Cape Gloucester [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Bataan Peninsula [Philippines, Luzon]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) translation of a Japanese publication captured at Cape Gloucester on 8 February 1944 during the campaign to retake New Britain. This item is an unbound book entitled "Natib Mountain area detailed combat report", issue by Natsu Force (65th Brigade), covering the period 9 January to 27 January 1942. It gives a comprehensive account of combat operations by the 65th Brigade against American forces on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines, including routine orders, strategy and tactics, battles, casualties, and materiel losses. This document also contain observations about US tactics and strategy, in particular the use of artillery and sniping tactics.

The document appears to have been written by an operations expert or historian with Japanese forces who took part in operations in the Philippines.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:02:09 AM
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