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Item title: Book of Japanese military songs
Title (romaji): Gunka
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 3/4)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: Miscellaneous captured material
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 3/4
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 3/- Miscellaneous material
Item: 3/4
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 44 pages, handwritten
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Private
Category: Song book
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): ?/?/1943 to ?/9/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:South China Expeditionary Army
Languages: Japanese
Area:Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
Content: This item consists of a handwritten book of 24 Japanese military songs written on a booklet constructed from army issue postcards. The unit "South China Expeditionary Army" is printed on the cover. The owner's name is illegible, but the year 1943 has been inscribed. Songs include the national anthem "Kimi ga yo", "The South China Expeditionary Army Song", "Advance into the Pacific" and "Advance of the Rising Sun". The item was captured in Lae in Sep 1943.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Book of Japanese military songs
ATIS number:
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Private
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: South China Expeditionary Army
Japanese unit names (romaji):Nanshi Haken Gun
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Lae
Date of acquisition: 09/01/1943
Other information
This item was donated by a US lab technician from the 23rd Port HQ dispensary.
Last modified:03/05/2009 10:07:59 AM
Source:AJRP staff

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