Journal of the Australian War Memorial - Issue 30
Historical materials on the Japanese Army that relate to Australia in the Second World War
Author: Hara Takeshi
1. Materials held in the NIDS materials returned from the United States; materials transferred from the Ministry of Welfare; materials donated or collected.
2. Japanese Army historical materials that relate to Australia during the Second World War Malaya/Java section of the South-west category: 479 items North of Australia category: 467 items South-east category: 907 items New Guinea, Solomon Islands and North-of-Australia sections of the Army Air category: 207 items Detailed battle reports of the 5th Division fighting in Malaya. Detailed battle reports of the 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division. Detailed battle reports of the 18th Division which attacked Singapore. Detailed battle reports of the 3rd Battalion of the 114th Infantry Regiment, 18th Division. Memoir of Lieutenant General Mutaguchi, Commander of the 18th Division. Classified journals and order files of the 2nd Army, in charge of operations in the area to Australia's north. Surrender order files of the 35th Division which fought in western New Guinea and subsequently surrendered to Australia. Order files of the 18th Army which was in charge of operations in Eastern New Guinea. Operation order files of the 20th Division, 18th Army. Memoir of Lieutenant General Nakai, Commander of the 20th Division, 18th Army. Detailed battle report of the 51st Division, 18th Army. Memoir of Lieutenant-General Nakano, Division Commander of the 51st Division, 18th Army. Operation order files of the South Sea Sub-Corps on the Port Moresby Attack Operation. Operation order files and troop field diaries of the 65th Brigade which fought in the Bismarck Archipelago. Classified operational journals of the 4th Army Air Force which directed air operations in New Guinea and the Solomons. Detailed battle reports of the Air Group of the 4th Army Air Force. Detailed battle reports of the Airport Construction Battalion of the 4th Army Air Force.
3. Creating a database of historical materials in the NIDS