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Item title: Antagonism between officers and men in the Japanese armed forces
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/94)
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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 12/94
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-122
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 24 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 19/4/1945
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
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Languages: English
Area:Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report issued on 19 April 1945 on animosity between Japanese officers, commissioned and non-commissioned, and enlisted men. Based primarily on interrogation reports, this report contains information on the bitterness caused by the desertion of men by officers, competition among Japanese soldiers for food, the theft of food, allegations of cowardice among officers, excessive physical punishment, neglect of duty by officers, overemphasis on rank and "glory-seeking" among commanding officers. The report concluded that there was widespread evidence of animosity between Japanese troops and their commanding officers and that the principle of using rank and privilege to exact respect and obedience collapsed after sustained military defeats.
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