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Item title: Combined interrogation report
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Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/8)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS interrogation reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 6/8
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-329 (Serial no. 470)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 6/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Names: JA147362; JA147363; JA147364; JA147365; JA147366; JA147367; JA147368; JA147370; JA147371; JA147372; JA147373; JA147374; JA147375; JA147376; JA147377; JA147378; JA147380; JA147381; JA147382; JA147383; JA147384; JA147385; JA147386; JA147387; JA147388; JA147389; JA147390; JA147391; JA147392; JA147394; JA147395; JA147396; JA147397; JA147398; JA147399; JA147400; JA147401; JA147402; JA147403; JA147404; JA147405; JA147406; JA147407; JA147408; JA147429; JA147430; JA147432; JA147433; JA147434; JA147435; JA147436; JA147437; JA147438; JA147440
Languages: English
Area:Korako [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Java (Jawa) [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia)]
Balikpapan [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Borneo (Kalimantan), Balikpapan Area]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) combined interrogation report for 54 Javanese prisoners, who were captured in Korako in April 1944. These prisoners were among approximately 300 rice farmers from Java transported to Hollandia via Balikpapan and Palau in September and October 1943. By April 1944, around 250 had died due to disease, malnutrition, beatings by Japanese and Allied bombing. During the interrogations, the prisoners provided information about their transportation to Hollandia, Allied propaganda, location of radio stations and roads, shipping shortages, attitudes among the Javanese towards the Japanese occupation, the abuse of Allied prisoners of war, the harsh treatment of Indonesian criminals and the recruitment of local labourers.
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