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Item title: Buna and Gona have fallen
Title (romaji): Buna, Gona kanraku su
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (7/9/12 J36)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial leaflets
AJRP series: Far Eastern Liaison Office propaganda leaflets
AJRP sub-series:
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: 7/9/12 J36
Inst. series: Various
Inst. sub-series:
Item: J36
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 pages, print and mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Leaflet
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 9/12/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Languages: English, Japanese
Area:Owen Stanley Range [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Buna [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Gona [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Content: This item is a Japanese-language propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet reports the fall of Buna and Gona and the annihilation of the KUSUNOSE and YAZAWA units. It emphasises that the Japanese forces were led into a trap by the Australians and decided to advance through the Owen Stanley Range. It also reports that the Allies attacked the Japanese Navy to break the lines of communication and that the Australians started to push the Japanese back towards the sea after the Japanese were placed into an untenable position. 5,000 of them were printed.
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Last modified:11/28/2001 04:11:48 PM
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