|Sub-series title:||ATIS interrogation reports|
|AJRP module:||Australian War Memorial official records|
|AJRP series:||Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Institution sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Sub-series type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date range (year):||1941 to 1945|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION|
|Australian unit names:|
|Allied unit names:|
|Japanese unit names:|
|Area:||Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)|
Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia)
|Content:||This series contains Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation reports of prisoners of war including Japanese soldiers, aircrew and seamen; Korean conscripts; and Chinese and Japanese civilians employed by the Japanese army. The majority of these reports are for prisoners captured during 1944 and 1945, predominately in Melanesia, the Dutch East Indies, the Philippines and the Central Pacific. Prisoners were typically asked a standard set of questions, including basic details such as rank, unit, place of capture, by whom captured, height, weight, age, home location, education, civilian occupation and a basic chronology of their service life. |
Major lines of questioning included: the identifications of Japanese army units and Japanese naval vessels; details of the sinking of Japanese and Allied naval vessels; training methods; military organisation; morale and propaganda; attitudes towards being taken prisoner; attitudes towards Allied prisoners of war and other races; casualties; chemical warfare; medical treatment; conditions in Japan; location of industrial centres in Japan; the strategic features of Japanese occupied territory; the effectiveness of Allied propaganda leaflets; and the results of Allied aerial attacks. The interrogation reports also contain charts of unit organisation and sketches of Japanese locations and equipment.
|Notes:||The AJRP database does not contain descriptions of all interrogation reports in this series.|
|Last modified:||10/31/2005 02:54:57 PM|
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.