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Item title: Orders from the 8th Area Army issued immediately after surrender
Title (romaji): Kôfuku chokugo no Dai 8 Hômengun meirei
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/253)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: Post-surrender Rabaul material received from HQ 8 Military District
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 2/253
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/253
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 book, 52 pages, handwritten mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Military order
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 6/9/1945 to 13/9/1945
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:8th Area Army
Names: IMAMURA Hitoshi, Gen; KATÔ Rinpei, Lt Gen; Isaac, Col
Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This item consists of several orders issued by General IMAMURA and Lieutenant General KATÔ of the 8th Area Army immediately after the surrender of the Japanese forces in Rabaul. Matters discussed include the cessation of hostilities and immediate disarmament, procedures for assembling troops in designated areas, collection and surrender of weapons, preparation of a personnel list of foreign substitute soldiers, employment and remuneration of native workers, provisions required by the Japanese forces, agricultural production and self-sufficiency, management of foreign workers under the command of Colonel Isaac and so on.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Orders from the 8th Area Army issued immediately after surrender
ATIS number:
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: IMAMURA Hitoshi, Gen; KATÔ Rinpei, Lt Gen; Isaac, Col
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: 8th Area Army
Japanese unit names (romaji):Dai 8 Hômengun
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
Date of acquisition:
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