Collection MS 569 - Extracts from 'The Tenor of My Life' (Autobiography)

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AU PMB MS 569

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Extracts from 'The Tenor of My Life' (Autobiography)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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During World War II, Imamura Hitoshi was Japanese Army group commander with headquarters in Rabaul. His area of command included New Guinea and Bougainville. After the war, he was held responsible by the Australian military authorities for acts of brutality against Indian and Chinese personnel within his area of command. He was also tried and acquitted by a Dutch court in respect of actions that occurred within his area of command in the Netherlands East Indies.

An English translation of parts of Imamura's autobiography. The extracts include Imamura's account of his career in Indonesia and elsewhere before he took up his post in Rabaul.

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Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Prins Hendriklaan 28, Amsterdam-Z, Netherlands

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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ms569

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