Catalogue description War Office: South East Asia Command, War Crimes Branch: Record Cards

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Details of WO 357
Reference: WO 357
Title: War Office: South East Asia Command, War Crimes Branch: Record Cards

This series contains a collection of record cards which record progress in war crimes investigations and prosecutions by the War Crimes Branch, South East Asia Command.

The investigations cover the following topics: war crimes in the Far East; the assessment of evidence; the dispersal and disposal of suspects; the progress and outcome of trials; details of sentences; and the prison records of convicted people.

The cards include the names of Japanese tried, executed and imprisoned as well as those who could not be interrogated or tried because they had died. There is a separate series of cards covering Australian cases (piece 3).

With few exceptions, these cards are not of any use as indexes to other records.

Records within this series are available to download as digital microfilm .

Date: 1945-1948
Related material:

For related index cards of the Judge Advocate General's Office, Military Deputy's Department, concerning war crimes in South East Asia during the Second World War, see WO 356

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

War Office, Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Forces, 1935-1948

Physical description: 5 card(s)
Access conditions: Available in digital format only

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