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Item title: Notes on composition of Takasago tribe
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 5/2)
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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
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 5/2
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 5/-
Item: EP-21
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 15 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Private
Category: Information report, Personal diary
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 23/6/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Takasago Volunteer Unit
Languages: English
Area:Bismarck Archipelago [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Soputa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
Formosa (Taiwan) [Japan–Formosa]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Content: This item is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) translation of a Japanese publication captured at Soputa on 15 November 1942 during the Japanese withdrawal from the Papuan campaigns. The full title of this document is "Notes on composition of Takasago tribe: matters relating to their induction into Takasago Volunteer Unit and other information in diary form". The items contains information on lectures and induction given to Formosan auxillary soldiers, known as the Takasago Volunteer Unit, prior to embarking for service in the Pacific theatre. It also contains a translation of a diary from a member of the Unit who took part in operations in the Bismark Achipelago, including the attack on Lae in August 1942.

This document provided the Allies with valuable information about the composition of Japanese forces in the Pacific.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:05:32 AM
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