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Folder title: Military pocketbooks repatriated to Japan
AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: ATIS material registered as B documents
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 1/2/500295-296, 305, 314-315
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Folder qualities
Quantity: 6 items
Access: Open
Folder type: Unpublished, Official
Folder content
Creation date range (m/y): 12/1942 to 1/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:17th Division 54th Infantry Regt
36th Division 224th Infantry Regt
Languages: Japanese
Area:Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Bismarck Archipelago [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Content: These items consist of six pocketbooks carried by Japanese soldiers. They contain extensive exhortations and instructions including the "Military rescript (1882)", the "Field services code (1941)" and "Preparations for mobilisation". They also include sections for details of service, such as name, address, unit, height, clothing sizes, academic record, awards and punishments, injuries and sicknesses and troop movements. A Japanese soldier was expected to keep this book maintained and up to date.
Other information
Notes: These records will be itemized and completed in due course
Last modified:07/13/1999 12:57:42 PM

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