Minor war crimes trials

Accession Number F07466
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min 3 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Cartledge, Ronald Selby
Place made Japan: Kanto, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama
Date made 31 August 1946
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


General scenes at the minor War Crimes Courts, Yokohama, where thirteen Japanese received sentences ranging from death to 40 years imprisonment for crimes committed against Australian and Dutch POW. Also identified: Captain (Capt) Takuji Murankami, Commander of Niihama and Yamane POW Camps; Colonel (Col) Alva C Carpenter, USA; NX118 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Duncan Lindsay Beresford Goslett MC, OC Australian War Crimes (Legal) Section; NX139734 Capt Finlay Elgin Munro, Adjutant, Australian War Crimes (Legal) Section; Col Thos Moss OBE MC KC, National Defence HQ, Royal Canadian Army, president of the Court; SX12513 Lt Col Francis Grrifith John Place ED, 2 Australian War Crimes Section; 406923 Lt Col James Ernest Davidson Jnr, US Army; 89862 Major (Maj) A R R Davies, 2 Royal Welsh Fusiliers; O397 (A564) Wing Commander James McDonald Davidson, RAAF; 47505 (SX9461) Maj Olof Hedley Isaksson MC, 66th Australian Infantry Battalion; NX204019 Maj Eric Geoffrey Laver, 20th Australian Field Ambulance; Shimekichi Kawabata, a Japanese civilian; 1st Lieutenant Kyosuke Saito, medical officer at the Camps; Takesmi Beppu, a Japanese civilian; Tanimori Hamamoto, a Japanese civilian; Jiro Kondo, a Japanese civilian; Sergeant Shumich Tanimoto; Private Kenshi Hirai; Corporal (Cpl) Kiyoshi Nishiyama, medical orderly; Satojo Suzuk, a Japanese civilian; Kiichi Shirasaya, a Japanese civilian; Cpl Haruo Okada; Mashiro Oka, a Japanese civilian.

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