Wall, Bede Lawrence (Sapper, b. 1927)

Accession Number MSS2339
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet; 1 cm
Object type Memoir
Maker Wall, Bede Lawrence
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Hornsby
Date made c.2015
Access Open
Conflict British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the service of Sapper Bede Lawrence Wall during the occupation of Japan. Collection consists of a memoir, with attachments, titled "A Young Soldier's Story : The Army of Occupation Japan 1946-47" written by Bede Wall. The memoir describes Wall's experiences in Japan as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force. Attachments include a translation of Emperor Hirohito's surrender address and an eyewitness account of the bombing of Hiroshima.