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Item title: "Asahi Newspaper" promotional world map
Title (romaji): Asahi shimbun tôaseia senkyokuzu
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500077)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: ATIS material registered as B documents
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 1/2/500077
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500077
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 mimeographed sheet with photographs and printed map
Access: Open
Item type: Published
Category: Newspaper article
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): ?/?/1941
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
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Languages: Japanese
China–Hong Kong
North Pacific
South Pacific
Content: This item is a promotional extract from the Asahi Newspaper, published soon after the Japanese declaration of war on the United States. On one side of the sheet, there is a discussion of the need for Japan to "complete" the Greater East Asia War independently of its allies, "cleaning out" British and American imperialism from the region. It also promoted the role of the Asahi Newspaper in pursuing the war, by effecting good communications throughout the Japanese empire. There are photographs of various wartime activities such as factory production of munitions and aircraft, and a telegraph communication headquarters. On the back of the promotional sheet is a printed map of the world, with Japan at the centre, titled "The East and West Asian War Zones". Sections of the map have been coloured in by hand in red pencil, indicating that it may have been used for military purposes. This item was captured at Finschhafen in October 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: "Asahi Newspaper" promotional world map
ATIS number: 500077
Item status: Original document
Item type: Published
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Place of acquisition: Finschhafen
Date of acquisition: 10/02/1944
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