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Item title: Report from a repatriated officer
Title (romaji): Senpatsutai hôkoku
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/194)
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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 2/194
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/194
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 10 pages, handwritten in ink
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 26/3/1946
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
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Languages: Japanese
Area:Tokyo [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This item is a report from a repatriated officer to his former supervisor or colleague in Rabaul. Main issues discussed include schedule for repatriation, provisions on board repatriation ships, correspondence with GHQ over the status of substitute foreign soldiers, dispatch of lawyers for war crimes trials, treatment of Korean and Formosan workers, payment of remuneration to servicemen, etc. It was assumed that more ships would be directed to Rabaul upon the completion of repatriation from China. The sender refers to the government's intention to draw GHQ's attention to the issue of foreign substitute soldiers, but predicts that GHQ would not intervene in war crimes trials in Rabaul. He also notes that Japanese lawyers have been sent overseas only at the request of the US, but the government is considering bringing this matter before a meeting with GHQ.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Report from a repatriated officer
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Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
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Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
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Last modified:03/05/2009 10:05:57 AM
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