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Item title: A Japanese soldier's confession
Title (romaji): Nipponhei no kokuhaku
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (7/9/52 J104)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial leaflets
AJRP series: Far Eastern Liaison Office propaganda leaflets
AJRP sub-series:
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: 7/9/52 J104
Inst. series: Various
Inst. sub-series:
Item: J104
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 pages, print and mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Leaflet
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 26/3/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Languages: English, Japanese
Area:Sanananda [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Content: This item is a Japanese-language propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet was issued after the defeat of Japanese forces at Sanananda on 22 January 1943. The leaflet reproduces a letter allegedly written by a member of a Japanese Road Construction Unit deployed in the area. The author of the letter laments that his commanding officers abandoned the unit and fled by barge after the defeat. The leaflet warns the Japanese that such actions are not isolated, and that officers are not concerned with the plight of other ranks.
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Last modified:08/23/2007 05:04:49 PM
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