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Item title: Land mine use to cover Japanese troop withdrawals
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/24)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS research reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 12/24
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-43
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 26/9/1943 to 29/9/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:South Seas Detachment Force Independent Bde
Languages: English
Area:Sio [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Fortification Point–Sio Area]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
Mubo–Salamaua Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea]
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report on the use of land mines by retreating Japanese forces. The enquiry was received on 26 September 1943 and an answer despatched on 29 September 1943. ATIS researchers found few references to the use of land mines except from interrogation reports, which suggested that the Independent Brigade of the South Seas Detachment Force used mines during their retreat to the north coast of New Guinea and that hand grenades were being used as land mines (by being buried with the safety pin removed). Another captured document describing the minimum amount of equipment to be carried during the evacuation from Lae-Salamaua to Sio made no reference to land mines.
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