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Item title: General ordnance duties in time of war; cautions in firing various guns; data on machine guns; equipment of units within Division
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 5/34)
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AJRP details
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 5/34
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 5/-
Item: EP-375
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 23 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Instruction manual
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 19/5/1945
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Army Engineering School
Languages: English
Area:Sentani [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) translation of a Japanese publication captured at Sentani/Cyclops on 1 May 1944 during the Allied attacks on Japanese positions in northern Dutch New Guinea, which were intended to isolate the 18th Army at Wewak. This item contains a collection of extracts from a file entitled "Field ordnance duties", compiled by the Army Engineering School and issued in December 1938. It contains a general outline of ordnance duties in wartime, duties of division ordnance units, points to observe when firing various weapons (cavalry and field guns, 10 cm, 12 cm and 15 cm howitzers and 10 cm and 15 cm guns), and a list of equipment for each unit within a division including notes on construction, functioning and handling of various items of illuminating and survey equipment.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:03:08 AM
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