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Item title: Authorities of Camp Commanders
Title (romaji): Shûdanchô no tôsotsu ni tsuite
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/258)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: Post-surrender Rabaul material received from HQ 8 Military District
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 2/258
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/258
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 books, 16 pages, handwritten mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 16/12/1945
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:South East Area Army
Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This item consists of two copies of the document titled "Authority of Camp Commanders". Major issues discussed include the authority delegated to Camp Commanders and the nature and duties of the Japanese forces in Rabaul after surrender. Although the internal command structure of the South East Area Army was unchanged, the main duties of the Army were redefined as the maintenance of dignity of Japanese people and the Imperial Forces, the assurance of servicemen's health and welfare, and the provision of education and training for servicemen. The document details the authority of Camp Commanders in matters such as education and training, formation of camps and repatriation, personnel affairs, evaluation and remuneration, discipline and order, reward and punishment, legal affairs, and hygiene matters.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Authorities of Camp Commanders
ATIS number:
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: South East Area Army
Japanese unit names (romaji):Nantô Hômengun
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
Date of acquisition:
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Last modified:03/05/2009 10:06:51 AM
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