Diary of Keith Lindsay Lewtas, 'Personal diary (improvised)', 1946

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.67
Collection number PR06252
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 11 Image/s captured
Maker Lewtas, Keith Lindsay
Place made Japan: Hiroshima, Netherlands East Indies: Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Date made 1946
Conflict British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
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Description

Diary related to the British Commonwealth Occupation Force service of VX5354 Sergeant Keith Lindsay Lewtas, 67th Infantry Battalion. This diary written between 1 January 1946 and 5 March 1946 mentions: New Years Eve 1945; sketch map of the 34th Infantry Brigade at Morotai; the unhappiness of the troops around the fact that they have yet to leave for Japan; the trip to Japan and his first impression of Japan and the bomb site at Hiroshima.