|Item title:||Lessons from the New Guinea campaign|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 5/25) |
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|AJRP module:||Australian War Memorial official records|
|AJRP series:||Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications|
|AJRP sub-series:||ATIS enemy publications|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 5/25|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 5/-|
|Quantity / desc:||14 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||21/1/1945|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||AUSTRALIAN ARMY, IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, INTELLIGENCE, IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY|
|Australian unit names:|
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|Japanese unit names:||51st Div|
|Names:||Nakamoto, Staff Officer|
|Area:||Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]|
Nassau Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Mubo–Salamaua Area]
Salamaua [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Mubo–Salamaua Area]
Wau [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wau Area]
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) translation of a Japanese publication captured at Hollandia (Jayapura) on 4 June 1944 during the Allied attacks on Japanese positions in northern Dutch New Guinea, which were intended to isolate the 18th Army at Wewak. This item is a notebook entitled "Lessons from the New Guinea campaign" by Staff Officer Nakamoto, attached to the 51st Division. Although undated, it contains a reference to 18 August 1943. It contains frank commentary and criticism of staff and commanding officers, accounts of actual operations (including a detailed critique of the Nassau Bay landing and Salamaua operations), comments about the tactics of the American and Australian armies, and a list of 12 high-ranking officers killed in the southern area. This document also contains critical comments about dissension between the Japanese Army and Navy, the reasons for the withdrawal from Wau and the failure of Japanese defence of the Buna area.|
|Last modified:||03/05/2009 09:02:06 AM|
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