Australian War Memorial - AJRP

Home | About | Database | Research | Maps | Sitemap | Search | Links | Thanks | Translations | What's New | Japanese

Item title: New Britain residents sympathetic to Japan
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/28)
View information about obtaining a copy of this document
AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS research reports
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 12/28
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-47
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 3 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 1/10/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Nankai Force
Nakamura Unit
Languages: English
Area:New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
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) research report on residents of New Britain known to be sympathetic to the Japanese. The enquiry was received on 1 October 1943 and an answer despatched on 22 October 1943. The report states that while specific information on pro-Japanese relations in New Britain was not yet available, certain documents mentioned Japanese official relations in Rabaul. It contains brief statements about residents of Rabaul and their connections to the Japanese, including those thought to have acted as spies. The report also contains comments taken from interrogation reports about the use of natives as spies in the Nakamura Unit and the identification bands worn by New Guineans in the service of the Nankai Force in New Guinea.
Other information
Last modified:03/05/2009 09:02:59 AM
Source:AJRP staff

The AJRP has wound up its activities at the Memorial for the moment.
Please contact the relevant officer of the Australian War Memorial for assistance.
Internet implementation by Fulton Technology and AJRP staff .
Visit the Australian War Memorial home page.
Visit the award-winning web-site of the Australian War Memorial