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William Tasman Schroder - Translation of a diary belonging to a Japanese officer, 1943 [copy]

documentary heritage
  • Description

    English translation from Japanese of a diary (photocopy) featuring daily and hourly accounts of fighting on Mono Island (Treasury Islands) as originally recorded by a Japanese officer before he was killed. Diary covers a period from 25 October to 1 November 1943.

  • Other Id

    296 (Presto content ID)

    MS-1992-23 (Reference Number)

    M 305 (DBTextworks system ID)

    92/23 (Registration number)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    William Tasman Schroder - Translation of a diary belonging to a Japanese officer, 1943 [copy]
  • Primary Maker
  • Date
    25 Oct 1943-01 Nov 1943
  • Physical Description

    14 leaves

  • Language
  • Level of Current Record
  • Public Access Text

    "Diary found on dead body of Japanese officer after landing on Mono Island. Translation was by US Japanese interpreter S/sgt Harry M. Shinto. A number of soldiers made copies of Sgt Shinto's translation. This copy was made by Mr Schroder".

  • Last Update
    07 Jul 2023
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