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Item title: Memorandum regarding newspaper articles on affairs
in Rabaul and report on the Talili Group
Title (romaji): Tôhômen ni kansuru shinbun kiji ni tsuite oyobi Tariri Shûdan
no jôkyô hôkoku
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/188)
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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
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 2/188
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/188
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 18 pages, handwritten mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): ?/?/c1946
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:South East Area Army
South East Area Fleet
Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: The first part of this item is a memorandum regarding an unfavourable report on affairs in Rabaul by KITAGAKI, former war correspondent. He reported that strong militarism was intact at Japanese camps in Rabaul, and that high-ranking officers were indulging in luxury while their subordinates were made to toil for food. The Chiefs of Staff of the South East Area Army and the South East Area Fleet argued that repatriated journalists had begun fabricating stories critical of militarism, fearing that they might otherwise be perceived as military sympathisers. The latter part of the document is a report on the situation in the Talili camp. Issues discussed include construction of major facilities, food supply and production, work schedule for commissioned officers, etc. The document also includes a record of previous memoranda regarding the construction of the Talili camp.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Memorandum regarding newspaper articles on affairs
in Rabaul and report on the Talili Group
ATIS number:
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: South East Area Army
South East Area Fleet
Japanese unit names (romaji):Nantô Hômengun; Nantô Hômen Kantai
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
Date of acquisition:
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