|Item title:||Characteristics and use of red candles|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 5/22) |
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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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 5/22|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 5/-|
|Quantity / desc:||15 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||19/12/1944|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||CHEMICAL WARFARE, IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, WEAPONS, MILITARY INSTRUCTION MANUAL, MILITARY TRAINING, TRAINING|
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|Japanese unit names:||12th Army Staff Training Unit|
Noemfoor Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) translation of a Japanese publication captured at Namber (Noemfoor Island) on 12 July 1944 during the Allied attacks on Japanese positions in northern Dutch New Guinea, which were intended to isolate the 18th Army at Wewak. This item is an extract from an pamphlet entitled "Red candles discharge", issued in February 1941 by 12th Army Staff Training Unit. It contains information on the construction, characteristics, effect and methods of ignition of Type 93 Special Smoke Candles and Type 95 Experimental Small Model Special Smoke Candles. These candles produced a non-lethal gas which disoriented unprotected combatants. This document would most likely have been brought to Dutch New Guinea by units having serving in China or the Philippines were chemical weapons were used.|
|Last modified:||03/05/2009 09:01:23 AM|
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