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Sub-series title: North of Australia Area army operations
Title (romaji)Gôhoku no Rikugun shiryô
Title (kanji)
AJRP details
AJRP module: National Institute for Defense Studies (Tokyo)
AJRP series: Army campaign reports and records
Location details
Institution: National Institute for Defense Studies (Tokyo)
Institution series: Jinchû nisshi-sentô shôhô nado
Institution sub-series: Gôhoku no Rikugun shiryô
Sub-series qualities
Quantity: Approx. 412 items
Access: Open
Sub-series type: Unpublished, Official
Sub-series content
Creation date range (year): 1942 to 1949
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:2nd Army
17th Army
Languages: Japanese
Area:Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)
Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia)
Content: These records consist of official documentation and operations reports from Japanese army campaigns in regions north of Australia. These records either survived the post-war campaign of destruction of official documents, or were compiled in the immediate post-war period by the Japanese Demobilisation Ministry.

Approximately 412 items have been identified as relating to campaigns in this area possibly against Australian units. These documents have been catagorised as follows:
North of Australia, general (86 records);
North of Australia, 2nd Army (215 records);
North of Australia, 19th Army (17 records);
North of Australia, Borneo (94 records).

These records primarily comprise war diaries, battle and operations reports, but also include some reports compiled in the immediate post-war period by the Demobilisation Ministry. Examples of such items include journals and orders from the 2nd Army, and orders for the 35th Division to surrender to Australian troops in Western New Guinea.
Other information
Notes: Thanks go to Professor HARA Takeshi for his assistance in the compilation of this record.
Last modified:02/09/2005 12:45:47 PM

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