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Item title: YAMASHITA Nobuyuki interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/1)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS interrogation reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 6/1
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-34 (Serial no. 52)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 23/2/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:41st Infantry Regt 1st Bn 2nd Pl
Names: YAMASHITA Nobuyuki, L Cpl
Languages: English
Area:Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Kalikodobu [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Kokoda Track [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Hiroshima Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for YAMASHITA Nobuyuki of the 41st Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion 2nd Platoon. YAMASHITA, a 26 year old Lance Corporal from Hiroshima Prefecture, was straggling towards Gona suffering from malaria and starvation when he was captured by Australian troops on 5 December 1942. His unit had advanced beyond Kagi when it received an order to retreat. He attemptted to cross a river on a raft, which capsized throwing him and his companions in the water. He managed to reach the river bank and walked in the jungle towards the sea for ten days before he was captured by Australian soldiers. During the interrogation, YAMASHITA provided information on his unit's organisation and movements. He also spoke about social situations in Japan as well as people's views on war.
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