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War crimes

WarCrimesAffidavitRequest.jpg
Affidavit request form. Information gathering in preparation for expected war crime investigations started as soon as P.O.W.s were recovered and stories of maltreatment began to emerge.

The P.O.W.s held the especially vicious guards in great contempt. Some of the nicknames given to the guards illustrate this : Box Head (Japanese), Rowdy, Billy the Bastard (Japanese), Bill the Pig (Japanese), Boof Head (Japanese), Scar Face (Korean), Snake Hips (Japanese), The Mad Dog (Japanese), Green Pants (Japanese), Storm Trooper (Japanese), Dogface (Japanese), The Frog (Japanese), The Mad Mongrel (Korean), Silver Bullet (Japanese), Black Prince / King of the River (Japanese), Battle Gong (Japanese), Mussolini (Japanese), Dillinger (Japanese), Maggot (Korean), Undertaker (Korean), Jungle Jim (Korean), Handle Bars (Japanese), Gold Tooth (Japanese), Muckin (Korean), Boy Bastard (Korean), Boy Bastard's Cobber, Silent Basher, Frankenstein, Snake Eyes, Tiger.



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Treatment of P.O.W.s by the Japanese was appalling. All affidavits below involve 2/2 Pioneers and were used in evidence.

Source National Archives of Australia (NAOA) Series number SP459/1 Item control symbol 573/1/384 Item barcode 3162234.

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11/04/1946 Affidavit by NX69934 Cpl A. Grundie regarding Japanese guard Handle Bars (part 1).

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11/04/1946 Affidavit by NX69934 Cpl A. Grundie regarding Japanese guard Handle Bars (part 2).

WarCrimeMasakiFumio-1.jpg
15/11/1946 Affidavit by NX68962 Cpl J. T. Roberts regarding Korean guard Masaki Fumio (part 1).

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15/11/1946 Affidavit by NX68962 Cpl J. T. Roberts regarding Korean guard Masaki Fumio (part 2).

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15/11/1946 Affidavit by NX68962 Cpl J. T. Roberts regarding Korean guard Masaki Fumio (part 3).

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10/04/1946 Affidavit by 4118 W/O L. H. Shore regarding Korean guard Muckin (part 1).

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10/04/1946 Affidavit by 4118 W/O L. H. Shore regarding Korean guard Muckin (part 2).

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21/05/1946 Affidavit by NX67571 Pte C. T. Deane regarding Japanese guard Storm Trooper.

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09/04/1946 Affidavit by NX66866 Pte R. W. Forsyth regarding Japanese officer Wakamatsu (part 1).

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09/04/1946 Affidavit by NX66866 Pte R. W. Forsyth regarding Japanese officer Wakamatsu (part 2).