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Item title: Address by Commander-in-Chief of the South East Area Army
Title (romaji): Kôen
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/177)
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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 2/177
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/177
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages, handwritten mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): ?/?/c1945
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:South East Area Army
Names: IMAMURA Hitoshi, Gen
Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This item is a copy of an address given by General IMAMURA, Commander-in-Chief of the South East Area Army, to the heads of Japanese camps in Rabaul. Its aim was to provide instructions on communications with Australian officers, as Japanese camps were to be placed under the direct command of the Australian forces at the beginning of 1946. IMAMURA instructs the heads of camps to observe good manners in communications with Australian officers, since their (ill) behaviour would be reflected on the treatment of their subordinates by the Australians. On the other hand, he also warns them that self-abasement and use of blandishments would encourage Australians to behave more haughtily. Other issues discussed include nourishment for camp residents, communication between the heads of camps, hygiene, prevention of fires, and the schedule of repatriation from Rabaul.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Address by Commander-in-Chief of the South East Area Army
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Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: IMAMURA Hitoshi, Gen
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: South East Area Army
Japanese unit names (romaji):Nantô Hômengun
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
Date of acquisition:
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Last modified:03/05/2009 10:07:17 AM
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