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Item title: Prisoners of war, Japanese methods of interrogation
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/32 part 1)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS research reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 12/32 part 1
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-52
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 9 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 22/10/1943 to 24/10/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
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Languages: English
Area:Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report on Japanese methods of interrogation. The enquiry was received on 22 October 1943 and an answer despatched on 24 October 1943. This report provides information from a range of sources on the examination, treatment and interrogation of Allied prisoners and natives. ATIS researchers state that methods and treatment varied with the situation and commander. Of note are the accounts of the execution of prisoners of war and the emphasis placed on questioning Allied prisoners about chemical and gas warfare. The report also includes a reference to an ATIS Spot Report (no. 155), which suggested that the Australian Government had shown "considerable skill and kindness in their dealings with the natives". It also includes a list of phrases used in interrogations taken from "English Japanese phrase book for military use" (EP-3).
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:05:53 AM
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