War crimes trial of Lieutenant Tazaki
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|Title||War crimes trial of Lieutenant Tazaki|
|Object type||To be confirmed|
|Place made||New Guinea: Wewak|
|Date made||1 December 1945|
|Measurement||1 min 29 sec|
|Video||Download video 6.87 MB|
On 30 November 1945 at 6 Australian Division HQ, Wewak, a Military Court tried Japanese war criminal Lieutenant Tazaki and passed the death sentence. Tazaki was charged with the mutilation of the dead body of an Australian soldier and cannibalism on 19 July 1945 at Soarin, New Guinea. More than thirty five observers from units in the area attended the trial. Members of the court, NX104270 (N38382) Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Clive Henry Neville, VX114298 Major (Maj) Vernon Manson Corr, Judge Advocate, VX44906 Lt Col Allan Gordon Cameron DSO, President, 237602 (NX100) Lt Col Ian Hutchison, Maj T Fogarty, VX100823 (V275423, V275432) Captain (Capt) Rayymond Charles Steele, Prosecutor, Capt J Watson, Defending Officer. Note: All scenes are interior views and as such are of reasonable quality. Also identified: Q267319 Private G C Parsons; VX50320 Lieutenant Kenneth John Phillips; Corporal Yamamoto; NX112697 (N18605) Capt Douglas Haig Bruce.
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