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Item title: Forms for collecting information on Japan's military activities 1937-1945
Title (romaji): Senshi shiryô shûshû no tameno chôsasho shoshiki
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/218)
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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 2/218
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/218
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 9 pages, printed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Battle report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): ?/?/c1946
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
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Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This item consists of blank copies of survey forms for collecting information on Japan's military activities between 1937 and 1945. These forms were produced and sent by the Demobilisation Bureau in Tokyo presumably under the orders of GHQ. It seems likely that these forms were distributed to servicemen prior to their repatriation and submitted to the Demobilisation Bureau upon their arrival in Japan. Information collected include histories of major ground units, service records of commissioned officers and the situation in the area where each surveyee was located after the surrender. Heads of units were also requested to provide information on personnel affairs, weapons and ammunition, treatment of foreign collaborators and local civilians, command structure, preparations and results of operations, provisions and hygiene, and activities between surrender and repatriation.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Forms for collecting information on Japan's military activities 1937-1945
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Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
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Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
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Last modified:03/05/2009 10:07:42 AM
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