Durrant, Beverley

Place Asia: Japan, Tokyo
Accession Number MSS1641
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 4cm (1 item: 135p.)
Object type Papers
Maker Durrant, Beverley
Date made 1945-1996
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 91/0035
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Period 1940-1949
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Typescript account with supporting documentation relating to the activities of the 2nd Australian War Crimes Section which served in Tokyo, Japan, from 15 March 1946 to 4 January 1953 under General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP). It was compiled by Beverley Durrant (nee Floyd), who served with the unit from 1948 to 1949. The supporting documentation includes biographical notes, photographs, reproductions of documents and newspaper clippings. It details the work of the unit in investigating, and prosecuting at US Army tribunals, suspected war criminals accused of crimes against Australian servicemen.

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