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Manuscript Name Papers of John Coates
Manuscript Number MSS 366
Last Updated Juiy 2014
Extent 2.12 m (16 boxes, 9 oversize with 34 maps)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises manuscript papers and related material produced and accumulated by John Coates.

Scope and Content

This collection comprises research material used for the publication of the book Bravery above blunder : the 9th Division at Finschhafen, Sattelberg and Sio (1999). It includes photocopies of military archival material held in Australia, the United States and Britain, detailing the Huon Peninsula Campaign in New Guinea in 1943-44; interviews with Japanese prisoners of war and, post-war Japanese commanders; audio cassette interviews with Australian commanders; and maps of the Huon Peninsula area, and selected maps used for An atlas of Australia's wars.

Organization

This collection has been arranged into box then folder order.

Biographical Note

Lieutenant-General (Henry) John Coates was born in Adelaide in 1932, educated at Ipswich Grammar School, Queensland, and graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1955 into the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. He holds a BA in History and Economics from the University of Western Australia, 1962, BA (Hons) in Oriental and Russian History, Australian National University, 1965, and an MA in Military History from the Australian National University, 1975. He attended the Australian Staff College, Queenscliff in 1968, the Australian Joint Services Staff College in 1975, and the Royal College of Defence Studies, London in 1981.

During his long and distinguished military career he held various staff and command appointments both in Australia and overseas, including the appointment of Commandant of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, 1983, Head of the Australian Defence Staff, Washington, 1984-1987, Assistant Chief Defence Force (Policy), 1987-1989 and Chief of the General Staff, Australian Army, 1990-1992. After retirement, he was invited to become a Visiting Fellow at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

After retiring from the Army in 1992, he has been a Visiting Fellow in the History discipline, The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

He is a highly respected military historian, and since his retirement has authored a number of military history books and publications, including Suppressing insurgency : an analysis of the Malayan Emergency, 1948-1954 (1992)
Review of the Ready Reserve scheme (co-authored with Hugh Smith, 1995)
Bravery above blunder : the 9th Division at Finschhafen, Sattelberg and Sio (1999)
The Australian centenary history of defence, co-editor (2001)
An atlas of Australia's wars volume 7 of The Australian centenary history of defence (2001)
An atlas of Australia's wars, 2nd edition 2006.

He was awarded an MBE in 1971, an AO in 1987, an AC (Mil) in 1992, and the Centenary Medal in 2003.

References:
Lieutenant-General John Coates, April 2004
Defence Force Journal, No. 45, March/April 1984, p. 16
Who's who in Australia 2007, p. 469-470.

Administrative Information


Access

The collection is available for research.


Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.


Preferred Citation

Papers of John Coates, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 366, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Provenance

The collection was acquired from John Coates in 1999, 2007 and 2008.

Access Terms


Personal Names

Coates, John, 1932- -- Archives


Topical Subjects

Military historians -- Australia -- Archives


Occupations

Military historians

Container List


Box 1

Folder 1

  • Correspondence, 1992-1996 to Lt. Gen. John Coates, re research for Bravery above blunder: the 9th Australian Division at Finschhafen, Sattelberg, and Sio (1999). Includes personal reminiscences and a photocopied newspaper clipping
  • Photocopied newsletter/newsletter articles about the death of Geoff Crawford, with biographical details and funeral agenda on the other side (2 copies)
  • 2/17 Battalion A.I.F. Association publications
    • Newsletter – 2/17 Battalion A.I.F. Association, Vol. 1, no.227, December 1993, 36p.
    • 2/13 Battalion Association Inc. publications
      • The Devil’s Own Despatch, The Journal of the 2/13 Battalion Association Inc.
        • Vol. 33, no. 3, September 1995, 56p.
        • Part of Vol. 32, no. 1, March 1994, pp.16-16-19
        • Vol.37, no.1, February/March 1999, 27p.
  • The formation of 9th Australian Division A.I.F. – 1940/1941. The Devil’s Own Despatch, October 1979, pp.6-9.
  • A list of Members, associate members, widows of members and other subscribers to The Devil’s Own Dispatch, 9p.
  • Miscellaneous
  • 3 pages photocopied from “Mud and blood’, 2/23 Battalion Association, series 13, no. 7, September 1993
  • 2/3rd Pioneer Battalion Association publications
    • The Pioneer, Official Journal of the 2/3rd Pioneer battalion Association publications, Vol. 62, April 1996, 6p.
    • 2/3rd Anti-tank Regt. A.I.F. Association news Bulletin, 4p. (photocopy)
    • Miscellaneous collection (Includes: Photocopied cover pages: of 2/2 Machine Gun Battalion newsletter, 2/15 BN A.I.F. Journal of the Remembrance Club Inc....etc.)

Folder 2

Photocopied bibliographic lists/records from military institutions and museums/libraries

  • Wartime translations of seized Japanese documents – Allied translator and interpreter section reports, 1942-1946. Indexes, pp. vii-xv
  • Asian studies, research collections – part of a book catalogue
  • MacArthur archives record groups, 6p.
  • Table of contents:  X - World War II Theatre
  • Douglas MacArthur, A working bibliography of MHI sources, 7p.
  • US Army in Australia, WW II, a working bibliography of MHI sources, 2p.
  • Australian archives, ANGAM II, 16 April 1996, 15p.
  • Australian manuscript collection, La Trobe Library, MS 11355 – Sir Edmund Francis Herring papers, 36p.
  • Douglas MacArthur Memorial Archives and Library - record groups, 7p.
  • Bibliography, Australian Archives, Canberra, Unpublished official records, pp.79-81, Newspapers, pp. 82-85
  • Office of the Chief of Military History, Special staff -  Historical Manuscript file - Interrogation of Japanese officials on World War II (English translations), 7p.
  • Office of the Chief of Military History, Special staff -  Historical Manuscript file - Statement of Japanese officials on World War II (English translations), 28p.
  • Handwritten notes – sequenced finding aid
  • Miscellaneous bibliographic records/lists

Folder 3

  • Finding aid: the Commission of Inquiry into Japanese atrocities conducted by Sir William Webb, 1943-1944, 54p.
  • List of casualties, 2/3 PN BN unit, 6p.
  • Book chapter – Inquiry into the “Brisbane Line” allegations. “I wish the politicians would end their arguments over something which never existed”, pp.271-281
  • List of Army with their numbers, 13p.
  • Various papers on “honours and awards”
  • The papers of Field Marshal Montgomery, 16p.
  • 1 newspaper clippings and 2 photocopied magazine clippings
  • Colour dividers
  • Miscellaneous collection (Includes: photocopied printed material, notes, request forms...etc.)

Folder 4

  • Short biographies of Australian and United States military commanders
  • Drea, E. J. A soldier of the emperor: Adachi Hatazo and the Imperial Japanese Army, January 30, 1994, 30p.
  • The Commander-in-chief in the Prime minister’s party 1944, 8p.
  • Note on operations in Malaya, Dec. 41- Feb. 42 with appendices A, B, C and D, 26p.
  • Papers/reports on LHQ Training Centre (Jungle Warfare)

Folder 5

  • General correspondence 1941-1945 - Australian units,
  • General correspondence 1941-1945 – Most secret radios
  • Correspondence – Allied land forces (ALF), 1 May 42-23 Dec. 44
  • General correspondence – Operations plans
  • Correspondence from General Marshall to General MacArthur

Box 2

Folder 6

  • Ship’s standing orders by Brigadier B. Evans D. S.O. commanding troops HMT VV 1941, 24 Jan. 43, 21p.
  • G-2 Estimate of the enemy situation with reference to “Postern”, Ramu Valley, New Guinea, 20 August 1943
  • Papers on Japanese morale
  • Operations instructions and warning instructions, 1942-1943 (Operations for capture of Buna, Cartwheel campaign, Huon Peninsula campaign...etc)
  • Confirmation of decisions made by DMT during his visit to LHQ tactical School, 25 Sep. 43

Folder 7

Military Intelligence Section – Photocopied daily/weekly summaries, Papua New Guinea, September 1943 (Summaries #527 - #586)

Folder 8

  • Unpublished report – The story of D Coy 2/3 Aust Pioneer BN. 9th Aust. Division in amphibious and jungle operations, from 31 August, 1943 to the end of the 2nd World War, 15 August, 1945, 50p.
  • 2/3 Pioneer BN. A.I.F. New Guinea campaigns, 12p.
  • Personal notes on the Papuan campaign by Lt. Robert h. Odell, 35p.
  • A signals intercept site at war, 25p.
  • Lae – Finschhafen – 2/3 Aust. Pioneer BN. History – D. Company’s story from 31st August 1943.prepared from rough notes of daily events compiled at stages during the operations (The draft is prepared in 2 parts, Part 1-Lae, Part 2-Finschhafen)
  • A coy, 2/3rd pioneer battalion in New Guinea, 38p. (loose pages) with related correspondence and notes
  • The diary of John Hilton Hacker (Jack), New Guinea 1943/44, 2/3 pioneers, 16p. (photocopied)
  • 2 articles by Rudkin, R.
    • Finschhafen -  then and now, pp.17-20 (2 copies)
    • The New Guinea campaign, pp.15-17
    • Neal, E. J. Personal experiences -  Finschhafen campaign: the company’s attack on Kumava Village -  WW II, 1p.
    • Miscellaneous notes, correspondence....etc.

Folder 9

Official Australian military reports and notes

  • War diary or intelligence summary no. AWM52 8/6/3 Oct-Dec 43, 4p.
  • Reconnaissance report Army Co-op, no. AWM52 1/14/40 Oct. 43, 3p.
  • Operations in Malaya Dec. 41 – Feb. 42. - Notes based on an interview which Maj. Gen. A. S. Allen and Brig F. H. Berryman had with an officer on 1 Feb 42, 9p. (2 copies - carbon typescript and photocopied)
  • Report on operations of 2/28 Aust. Inf. Bn., 5-16 Sep. 43 by Lt-Col. C. H. B. Norman M. C., 8p. (photocopied)

Folder 10

  • Photocopied excerpts of a handwritten war diary of Major George Rosevear, MM of 2/3 Pioneer Battalion A.I.F. regarding Lae and Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea, from 12 September 1943 - 27 February 1944
  • Photocopied handwritten and typescript copies of correspondence, reports and citations by/received by Maj. Rosevear, 1943-1965 regarding new Guinea campaigns
    • Information on Finschhafen action, Oct 1943 from papers left by Maj. George Rosevear M.M. of 2/3 Pioneer Battalion who was headquarters coy commander
    • B. Coy 2/3 Pioneer Btln. 14-10-43 to 21-10-43, 3p.
    • Miscellaneous correspondence and related notes/reports

Folder 11

Military reports on Papua New Guinea 1943

  • 2/32 Bn history - New Guinea from 7th or 8th August, 1943, 80p. [By Maj. Keith Frederick (Bill) Mollard]
  • Report on operations by 24 Aust. Inf. Bde. From 11 Oct. 43 to 11 Nov. 43, 8p.
  • Lessons from operations by 24 Aust. Inf. Bde. 10 Oct. 43 – 11 Nov. 43: tactical methods employed by the enemy, 2p.
  • Lessons on operations – 24 Aus. Inf. Bde. From 12 Nov. 43 to 8 Dec 43 by Brig. S. H. Porter, 14p.

Box 3

Folder 12

Military reports on Papua New Guinea 1943

  • War diary: 2/13th Aus. In. Battalion - Finschhafen operation from 21 Sept. 1943 – 25 Oct. 1943. Compiled by Lt. John Murray I.O. for use by C.O. Lt. Col. G. E. Colvin DSO and Bn. HQ staff, 102p. (photocopied and bound) 
  • Notes prepared on contents of the above diary and photocopied pages from the diary
  • Lae campaign, September 1943, War diary 2/13th Bn., 3p.

Folder 13

Photocopied military reports on Papua New Guinea 1939-1945

  • Report on operations 20 Aust. Inf. Bde. (Australian War Memorial official record no. AWM54 [591/7/24, Pt. 1], 30p.
  • Australian War memorial official records - AWM54[591/7/24, Pt. 2 (written records, 1939-45 war), v.p.
  • Observer’s report on operations, 20 Aust. Inf. Bde, 22 Sep. 43 to 2 Oct. 43 by Maj. J. A. Oliver, 26p. 
  • Finschhafen operation – report upon, 34p.

Folder 14

Photocopied military reports on Papua New Guinea, 1943-1944

  • Army Ground Forces Board report no. 19 – Summary of statements of Maj. Gen. G. F. Wooten, commanding 9th Australian Division in Satelburg-Wareo battle and the advance on Saidor, 17 February 1944, 30p.
  • Summary of events leading to the allied capture of Satelberg heights, 25 November 1943, 7p.
  • Resume of allied military operations and intelligence leading to capture of Finschhafen settlement and airfield, Sep.-Oct., 1943- based on information received from situation reports, captured documents and deductions, 8 Oct. 1943, 9p.
  • Huon Peninsula campaign - A review of the Huon Peninsula campaign, 22 Sep. 43 – 27 Dec. 43, 12p.

Folder 15

Photocopied military reports on Papua New Guinea, 1939-1945

  • Report of operations of 9 Aust. Div.: Lae – Finschhafen – Huon Peninsula, 4 September 1943 – 15 January 1944, 35p.
  • Report on operations: New Guinea 22 Jan. – 8 Oct 43. Australian War Memorial official record no. AWM54 [519/6/32] (written records, 1939-45 war), 112p.
  • Commander Allied Land Forces report on New Guinea operations, 4 September 1943 to 26 April 1944. Copy no. 2, 12 Oct. 1944, Australian War Memorial official record no. AWM54 [519/6/58] part 6 (written records, 1939-45 war), 96p.

Folder 16

Photocopied military reports on Papua new Guinea, 1943-1944

  • Tank operations – New Guinea, 6p.
  • Employment of tanks in jungle warfare. Australian Military Forces. Trg. Instr. No. 7, 8 February 44, 15p.
  • Report on employment of tanks in operations of 9 Aust. Div. In area North of Finschhafen, New Guinea, 11p.
  • Photocopied map titled 'The Huon Peninsula Campaign 22 Sep. 43 to 9 Dec. 43 showing 5 phases of operations and enemy plans and dispositions’, 4p.

Box 4

Folder 17

  • Miscellaneous correspondence between David Dexter, Lt. Gen. Edmund Herring and Gavin Long, regarding draft chapters of a book/report on New Guinea offensive (Some pages with amendments attached to the correspondence)

Includes:

  • Chapter 4, 3p. + photocopied newspaper clipping
  • Chapter 10, 21p.
  • Chapter 12, pp.22-24
  • Chapter 16, 4p.
  • Chapters 7-17 “South West Pacific area – first year”, 34p.
  • Re chapters 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 and 27 (26p.)

Folder 18

Photocopied published material on Papua New Guinea

  • Curedale, W.; Stallard, E. Finschhafen- the Australian triumph: part 3, Listening Post, Autumn 1994, pp.27-31
  • Curedale, W.; Stallard, E. Finschhafen- the Australian triumph: part 4, Listening Post, Spring 1994, pp. 23 & 25
  • Lae. Chapter 27 of “Mud and sand: the official war history of the 2/3 Pioneer Battalion A.I.F.”, pp.386-399
  • Finschhafen. Chapter 28 of “Mud and sand: the official war history of the 2/3 Pioneer Battalion A.I.F.”, pp.400-436. (Attached – Honours awards list citations)
  • Part of a book titled “Missionary turns spy” (1989) by Paster AFH Freund, pp.68-145
  • Some pages from the book titled The last mountain: a Life in Papua New Guinea (1986) by Ian Downs, pp. 132-147

Folder 19

Book:

Ward-Harvey, K. (1992). The Sappers’ war: with Ninth Australian Division engineers 1939-1945. NSW, Australia: Sakoga Pty. Ltd and 9th Division RAE Association. 223p.

Folder 20

Photocopied published material relating to US military intelligence, 1916-1924

  • Lecture on intelligence: for regimental officers and non-commissioned officers, July 24, 1916, 6p.
  • Intelligence regulations, Prepared by the general staff American Expeditionary Forces, 28p.
  • Instructions for regimental intelligence service, Prepared by intelligence section, general staff headquarters American Expeditionary Forces, France, December 1917, 17p.
  • Two lectures on intelligence by Colonel Vivian, British Army and Major Williams, US Army, April 15, 1918, 18p.
  • Willoughby, C. A. Identification of German prisoners of war. Infantry Journal, Vol. 15, no. 3, pp.181-202 + 2 maps
  • Organization and functions of the Military Intelligence Division general staff, January 15, 1920, 23p.
  • Intelligence regulations, Prepared by the general staff, American Expeditionary Forces, March 1920, 12p.
  • Combat intelligence regulations, Prepared under direction of the A. C. of S., G-2, March 1, 1922, 12p.
  • The Military Intelligence Division: War Department general staff, by Col. J. H. Reeves, G. S., A. C. of S., G-2, W. D., - Lecture delivered at the Army War College, Washington Barracks, D.C., September 4, 1924, 17p.
  • Principles of intelligence, by Lieutenant Colonel Aristides Moreno, Infantry, pp.241-243
  • An examination of US Prisoners of war, pp.249-250
  • Part of a book titled Is war now impossible? By Grant Richards (1899), pp. xxiv-xxvii, 56-63

Folder 21

Photocopied and typescript copies of united States official military documents, correspondence, operations and warning instructions, plans...etc. (1941-1944)

  • Australia: United States varied liaison activities with Australian civil health authorities, 7p.
  • Notes on Japanese methods etc. Based on events at Kokoda, 5p.
  • Plan of employment, American Forces in Far East (exclusive Phil. Is.), 4p.
  • Staff studies – operations, 1 Jul. 42 – 15 Jun 44, GHQ-SWPA, index, pp.6p.
  • Correspondence along with a report to Gen. MacArthur from Maj. Gerald Wilkinson, 9 May 1942, 15p.
  • RG-15: contributions from the public, Maj. Gerald Wilkinson, 39p.
  • Area study of Finschhafen and Huon Peninsula, Terrain Study no. 36, 25 November 1942, 7p.
  • 3 maps of New Guinea
  • Reno II: outline plan for the operations of the southwest pacific area 1944, 17p.
  • 4 Operations instructions
  • Various memorandums, correspondence, plans, notes...etc.

Box 5

Folder 22

Photocopied typescript copies of United States official military correspondence, operating/warning instructions, plans and reports, 1943

  • Personal notes, 1943, 2p.
  • Standing operating procedure for boat company, Engineer Amphibian Regiment, Jan. 1, 1943
  • Papua and Northeast New Guinea: a social-political-economic survey, 25 February 1943, 60p. (Note: pagination given but pages 50-53,  56-62,  67-69 are missing)
  • “Elkton” III: plan for the Seizure and occupation of the Lae –Salamaua – Madang - Western New Britain, Solomons Area, 26 April 1943, 7p.
  • General headquarters, Southwest Pacific area. Warning instructions, 6 May 1943, 13p. (2 copies)
  • Code names, dated 6 May and 8 May 1943, 6p.
  • Correspondence between
    • Gen. Marshalls and MacArthur
    • Lieut. Gen. G. C. Kenny and Gen. H. H. Arnold
    • Lieut. Gen. G. C. Kenny and Maj. Gen. E. C. Whitehead
    • Gen. Arnold and ? (incomplete)
    • Col. C. Cooper and Lieut. Gen. G. C. Kenny
    • Lieut. Gen. G. C. Kenny and Maj. Gen. R. K. Sutherland
    • Gen. D. MacArthur and Lt. Col. Charles A. Fertig
    • “Reno” II: estimate of the situation and outline plan for operations of the southwest pacific area 1944, 3 August 1943, 12p.
    • Night operations by heavy bombers, 18 July 1943, 4p.
    • “Dayton”: outline plan for seizure of the north coast of New Guinea to include the Madang area, 19 August 1943, 12p.
    • Headquarters, 2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade. Relations with Australia, 18 February 1943, 10p.
    • Memorandum: Inspection of 2D Engineer Amphibian Brigade, 28-29 April 1943, 6p.
    • GHQ operations instructions no. 34, 15 August 1943, 7p.

Folder 23

Photocopied typescript copies of United States official military correspondence, operating/warning instructions, plans and reports, 1943-1944

  • Estimate of the situation: south west pacific area, 1944, 7p.
  • Photocopied “Historical record index cards”
  • Southwest pacific area, general headquarters. Military Intelligence Section general staff daily communiqué, September - October 1943
  • Various operations reports, operations instructions, memorandums...etc.
  • Correspondence (1943) between
    • Lieut. Gen. G. C. Kenny and Maj. Gen. E. C. Whitehead
    • Col. Henry Hutchings and Brig. Gen. W. F. Heavey
    • Brig. Gen. Hugh J. Casey and Brig. Gen. W. F. Heavey
    • Lieut. Gen. Sir Iven Mackay Maj. Gen. E. C. Whitehead

Folder 24

Photocopied typescript copies of United States official military correspondence, operating/warning instructions and reports, 1943-1944

  • Southwest pacific area, general headquarters. Military Intelligence Section general staff daily communiqué, November -  December 1943
  • The establishment of United States bases in New Guinea: US advance base, New Guinea, 15p.
  • Correspondence (1943-44) between
    • Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Gen. Walter Krueger
    • Gen. Walter Krueger and Gen. E. A. Blamey
    • Maj. Gen. E. C. Whitehead and Lieut. Gen. G. C. Kenny
    • Maj. Gen. E. C. Whitehead and Mj. Ge. Chamberlin
    • Maj. Gen. Walter Krueger and Robert Eichelberger
    • Various operations reports, operations instructions, memorandums...etc.

Folder 25

General headquarters, southeast pacific area – Military Intelligence Section, General staff bulletin and summaries of operations, 1943

  • Special Intelligence Bulletin, 1 July 1943 – 31 December 1943 (Nos. 60-239)
  • Summaries of operations
    • Summary 545 (cont’d.) - Operations in the Ramu-Markham Valleys, 4p.
    • Summary 546 (cont’d) – Navy, 3p.
    • Summary 547 (cont’d) – 4p.
    • Summary 548 (cont’d) – Navy, 4p.
    • I-III: daily summary of enemy intelligence, IV: G-2 estimate of the enemy situation
      • No. 549, 22-23 Sept. 1943, 5p.
      • No. 550, 23-24 Sept. 1943, 7p.
      • No. 551, 24-25 Sept. 1943, 4p.
      • No. 553, 26-27 Sept. 1943, 9p.

Box 6

Folder 26

Photocopied copies of United States military reports on the Huon Peninsular campaign, 1943 - 1944

  • Monthly historical report of operations: 2nd Engineer Special brigade, October 1 – 31, 1943, 27p.
  • Finschhafen operation, Seventh Amphibious Force – report upon, 8 December 1943, 14p.
  • Chapter V: July to December 1943, pp.59-61 (Note: some notes and maps in between without page numbers)
  • Notes on amphibious operations no. 4 (S. W. P. A.) – report on Diminish Operation, 21/22 September 1943, 7p.
  • Diminish Operation – additional report, Seventh Amphibious Force,  6p.
  • Report on patrols in the southwest pacific area, Army ground forces 2 May 1944, 21p.
  • Report on combat operations, 2nd Engineer Special Brigade, 30 June 1944, 8p.

Folder 27

Photocopied copy of:

Final report on operations of 2D ESB, June 20 - Sept 30, v.p. (183p.) + map of New Guinea Langemak Bay, 3p.

This report is about the operations in Nassau Bay-Salamaua, Lae, Finschhafen of Papua New Guinea, 1943

Folder 28

Photocopied copies of reports by United States Seventh Amphibious Force on the Finschhafen operations, 1943 - 1945

  • Finschhafen operation - report upon, 23 October 1943, 11p. (2 copies)
  • Part of “Annex (C): charts of task organization of forces assigned for operations in the southwest pacific area by Seventh Amphibious Force, 30 June 1943 – 12 July 1945 (44 charts)”, 15p.
  • Narrative of action, 15 – 30 September 1943, 8p. (2 copies)
  • Secret war diary of Task Force Seventy-Six (Seventh Amphibious Force), September 1-30, 1943, pp.22-29
  •  Change no. 1 to appendix I, Annex G of CTF-76 operation plan no. 2-43, 8p.
  • Report on beaching operations Finschhafen, 24 September 1943, 9p.
  • Statement covering report of landing operations Scarlet Beach 22 September 1943, 3p.
  • Report of landing operation on Scarlet Beach, eight miles north of Finschhafen, 7 October 1943, 6p.
  • Task Force Seventy-Six: annex G to operation plan no. 2-43, pp.6-11
  • Task Force Seventy- appendix 1 to annex G, operation plan no.2-43, 17p.
  • Report on lane and Finschhafen amphibious operations, 28p.
  • Commander Seventh Amphibious Force – Command history – 10 January 1943 – 23 December 1945, 49p.
  • Miscellaneous (Includes: Memorandum, Correspondence...etc.)

Folder 29

Photocopied interviews with United States commanders:

  • Parts of interviews with Brig. Gen.  Eddleman, 11p.
  • Part of an interview with Lt. Gen. Jack Fuson, 31p.
  • Parts of interviews with Gen. George H. Decker by Ltc. Dan H. Ralls, 31p.

Folder 30

Photocopied book chapter:

Chapter II – Amphibian Engineers in Australia and initial employment in New Guinea, February – September 1943. Photocopied from: Casey, H. J. Engineers of the southwest pacific 1941-1945, Volume. IV - Amphibian engineer operations, pp.35-141

Folder 31

  • Army service experiences questionnaire filled by George H. Bunnell, 18p.

(This questionnaire is by Department of the Army, US Army military History Institute)

  • Little, R. W. Buddy relations and combat performance. Photocopied from:  Janowitz, M. (Ed.). (1964). The new military: changing patterns of organization. New York, NY, USA: Russell Sage Foundation, pp.195-223. (Correspondence attached)
  • Part of a report - Chapter I: military censorship operation, 28p.
  • Australian Staff Collage: US forces comparison exercise, 1968 course, 40p.

Box 7

Folder 32

Photocopied United States military reports

  • Hammerman, G.; Sheridan, G. (1982). The 88th Infantry Division in World War II: factors responsible for its excellence. Final report prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defence Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics (MRA&L), 145p. (loose pages)

Contents:

  • The 88th Infantry Division in World War II: factors responsible for its excellence, 48p.
  • Appendix A - History of the 88th Infantry Division in World War I, 2p.
  • Appendix B - The 88th Infantry Division in World War II: narrative, maps and chronology, 18p.
  • Appendix C – The 88th Division’s excellence: QJM ratings, sample QJM analyses, and evidence for continued excellence after May-June 1944, 10p.
  • Appendix D – Order of battle, 88th Division, World War II: table of organization, US Infantry Battalion, June 1944, 2p.
  • Appendix E – Biographical information, 13p.
  • Appendix F – Some 88th Division statistics, 6p.
  • Appendix G – Hypotheses, 7p.
  • Appendix H – pamphlet for replacement and sample G-3 report, 16p.
  • Appendix I – Contributions to this research made by veterans and others with special knowledge of the 88th Division, 8p.
  • Appendix J – The 9th and 88th Infantry Divisions and the 11th Airborne Division: the 85th and 103D Infantry Divisions, 2p.Appendix K – Excerpts from taped conversations with 88th Division veterans, 9p.
  • Bibliography, 6p.
  • Stewart, N. K. (1988). South Atlantic Conflict of 1982: a case study in military cohesion. Virginia, VA, USA: US Army Research Institute for the Behavioural and Social Sciences, 144p. (US Army Research Institute for the Behavioural and Social Sciences Research Report 1469) (loose pages)

Folder 33

Photocopies of the selected parts of published material

  • Operations of the Allied Intelligence Bureau GHQ, SWPA -  Vol. IV, Intelligence Series, pp.i-iv
  • Book chapters
    • Thorne, C. MacArthur, Australia and the British, 1942-1943: the secret journal of MacArthur’s British liaison officer (part I), pp.53-67
    • Thorne, C. MacArthur, Australia and the British, 1942-1943: the secret journal of MacArthur’s British liaison officer (part II), pp.197-211
    • Chapter V – the critical role of shipping, pp.135-136
    • Chapter X -  Logical support of combat operations, pp.259-279
    • Chapter XI – Supplies and equipment in combat use, pp.291-320
    • Various pages from books/magazines

Folder 34

  • Photocopied article – Hemingway, A. Double headed assault, World War II, September 1991, pp.46-52
  • Report/book
    •  Office of History. US Army Corps of Engineers. Engineer memoirs: Major General Hugh J. Casey, US Army. Washington, DC, USA: Office of History. US Army Corps of Engineers, 276p. + appendixes

Folder 35

Book/report:

Office of History. US Army Corps of Engineers. Put ‘em across: a history of the 2d Engineer Special Brigade 1942-1945: united States Army, World War II. Virginia, VA, USA: Office of History. US Army Corps of Engineers, 278p.

Folder 36

Photocopied material on Japanese Army

  • Army directives, 1940-1943, 27p.
  • Part V: operation in forward areas, pp.7-11
  • Army, Navy central agreement on central and south pacific area operations, pp.13-17
  • A few of the problems involved in the New Guinea Campaign, 28 July 49, pp.2-5
  • Service records/personal history of Japanese Army officers
  • Doc. No. 62704: Full translation of the statements by Ex. Col. Hayashida re: 20th Division in New Guinea, 13p.
  • Doc no. 50738: full translation of statement by Majors Furukawa and Hirano, 22 July 1949, 3p.
  • Doc. No. 77510: instruction and training, pp.325-331
  • Contents pages of a book/report
  • Miscellaneous documents on New Guinea...etc.

Box 8

Folder 37

Photocopies of the translations of Japanese Army documents on Huon Peninsula campaign

  • Enemy orders of battle, north eastern sector S.W.P.A., 1943
  • ATIS document Nos.:
    • ATIS 1007
    • ATIS 1046
    • ATIS 1067
    • ATIS 1071
    • ATIS 1072
    • ATIS 1082
    • ATIS 1084
    • ATIS 1091
    • ATIS 1095
    • ATIS 1096
    • ATIS 1167
    • ATIS 1180
    • ATIS 1181
    • ATIS 1188
    • ATIS 1217
    • ATIS 1218
    • ATIS 1221
    • ATIS 1222
    • ATIS 1225
    • ATIS 1230
    • ATIS 1246
  • Bulletin Nos:
    • 425
    • 434
    • 448
    • 453-454
    • 463
    • 465
    • 473
    • 492
    • 498-499
    • 501
    • 503-504
    • 506
    • 510
    • 512

Folder 38

Photocopies of 2 Typescript documents (loose pages)

  • Major General Miyazaki’s personal account of his experiences during the Solomons Campaign, 19p. (page 9 is missing)
  • Part IV: US counteroffensive (1953), Doc no. 78002, 76p.

(According to the pagination this is a 114 pages report, but some pages are missing in between)

Folder 39

Photocopied report (loose pages):

  • Japanese studies in World War II, no. 42: south eastern pacific area operation record – part III (Operations of the 18th Army - Vol. 2) (1946), 211p.

Folder 40

Photocopied report (loose pages):

Japanese studies in World War II, no. 43: south-eastern area operation record - part III (Operation of the 18th Army - Vol. 3) (1946), 191p.

Box 9

Folder 41

Photocopies of Interrogation reports [Information gained from Japanese Army prisoners-of-war, November 1943-February 1944]

  • No. 188 on PW JA 145064, 4p.
  • No. 195 previous report serials 294 and 329, 17p.
  • No. 200 on PW JA 145644 previous report serial 299, 12p.
  • No. 201 on PW JA 145604, 11p.
  • No. 160 X previous report serial 249, 9p.
  • No. 209-A, PW JA 145652, 4p.
  • No. 209-B, PW JA 145652 previous report serial 310, 3p.
  • No. 209-C, PW JA 145652 previous report serials 310, 311, 3p.
  • No. 209G previous reports serials 310, 311, 312, 315, 316 and 324, 12p.
  • No. 210-A PW JA 145625, 2p. (2 copies)
  • No. 215, 13p.
  • No. 215, 13p.
  • No. 217 on PW JA 145638, 12p.
  • No. 229 on PW JA 145608, 7p.
  • No. 229 on PW JA 145608, 7p.
  • No. 233 on PW JA 145631, 8p. (2 copies)
  • No. 240, 14p. (mixed pages)
  • No. 241 on PsW, 8p. (mixed pages)
  • No. 242 on PW JA (USA) 147053, 4p.
  • No. 243, 8p.

Folder 42

Photocopies of Interrogation reports [Information gained from Japanese Army prisoners-of-war, Japanese Navy prisoners-of-war) and reports on Japanese ex-army officers, 1944-1947]

  • Japanese Army prisoners-of-war
    • No. 244 on PW JA 145675, 10p. (2 copies)
    • No. 245, 6p.
    • No. 245X previous report serial 367, 2p.
    • No. 246 on PW JA (USA) 147007, 8p.
    • No. 247, 11p.
    • No. 248 on PW JA (USA) 130003, 6p.
    • No. 262, 8p.
    • No. 262, 14p.
    • Some pages from ATIS serial 391, 8p.
  • Japanese Navy prisoners-of-war
    • No. 71 -  Japanese naval land-based air operations in western New guinea, pp.287-290
    • No. 77 -  Operations of 22nd air flotilla in Malaya, pp.333-336
    • No. 92 – Ship operations -  Rabaul area, pp.395-398
    • No. 94 – Japanese Army Force – New Guinea area, pp.404-408
    • No.95 – Japanese Naval operations, New Guinea area, pp.95, 410
    • No. 97 – Air operations by Japanese Naval Air Forces based at Rabaul, pp.413-421
    • No.104 – The Kon operation for the Reinforcement of Biak, pp.450-454
    • No.113 – Bismark Sea convoy, 3 March 1943, pp.498
    • No. 116 – Japanese land-based air operations – Celebes and Rabaul area, pp.531-532
  • Miscellaneous collection on Japanese ex-army officers

Folder 43

Photocopies of Interrogation reports on information gained from Japanese ex-army officers listed below, 1947

  • Ashida, Maj. Utonosuke, 9p.
  • Shibazaki, Lt. Col. Tasuse, 7p.
  • Mara, Lt. Col. Shiro, 6p.
  • Major, Horie, Masao, 9p.
  • Kunu, Major Seinosuke, 20p.
  • Hirose, Maj. Gen. Yoshio, 4p.
  • Nakamoto, Lt. Col. Taro, 15p.
  • Imoto, Col. Kumao, 11p.
  • Segawa, Lt. Col. Tomonori, 2p.
  • Ohira, Lt. Col. Yeshikata, 5p.
  • Obata, Colonel Kazuyoshi, 20p.
  • Morifuji, Col. Jinmatsu, 16p.
  • Tajima, Lt. Col. Kempo, 21p.
  • Captain, Ohmae, 4p.
  • 2 portions of documents

Folder 44

  • Statement by Lt. Gen. Adachi Hatazo, Senior staff officers and chief of staff, 18 Japanese Army, 10p.
  • Answered questionnaire on New Guinea (Feb 1942 – 22 Jan 1943), 29p.
  • A record of marathon adventures in the New Guinea War by Masamichi Kitamoto (unpublished report), pp.78-96
  • Chapter IV – Planning and thought for the operations of the whole area, pp.27-48
  • Chapter XI -  the ennemy’s landing at the north of the Buso river: the paratroops’ landing at Nadzab – and the base group’s sarawaged crossing which accompanied this, pp.68-77
  • Chapter XIV – The attack and defence of Finschhafen, pp.87-97
  • Chapter XVI – Air and shipping position in New Guinea, pp. 109-116
  • Appendix – units which participated in the East New Guinea War, Units under the direct command of 18th Army, pp.i-vii
  • The New Guinea Campaign, pp.173-190
  • Chapter IX -  Fighting withdrawal to western New Guinea, pp.208-233
  • Lessons from the New Guinea Campaign, 13p.

Box 10

Folder 45

  • Photocopied book/report chapters onoperations of the Imperial Japanese Army
  • Section 3 -  Military operations in the Finschhafen area, pp.176-200
  • Section 6 – Experience of the Japanese soldiers in Papua-New Guinea, pp.97-100
  • Untitled chapter, pp.57-71
  • Part of the book/report titled “The psychology of the Japanese soldiers” submitted by Bonner F. Fellers, pp.1-50
  • Untitled pages, 3p.

Folder 46

Photocopied research material

  • Iwamoto, H. Japanese and New Guinean memories of wartime experiences at Rabaul, 1942 to 1946, 8p.
  • Iwamoto, H. Japanese images of air war in Papua New Guinea, 10p.
  • Iwamoto, H. Patrol reports – sources for assessing war damage in Papua New Guinea, 10p. + appendix A
  • The warrior’s dishonor, pp.1-13
  • US Army and Japanese Imperial Army doctrine during World War II, 27p.
  • Some pages from “Waging war without warriors”

Folder 47

Correspondence and questionnaires relating to Coates' M.A. thesis 'An operational analysis of the emergency in Malaya 1948-1954' and correspondence relating to Coates’ MA scholarship from the Australian National University

Folder 48

  • Printout of a talk, 17p.
  • Some pages photocopied from  “Australian Government Defence annual report 2002-03

Folder 49

  • Interview with Lieutenant General Henry John Coates AC MBE at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Monday the 23rd of September 2002, interviewer, Alan Ryan, 9p.
  • Coates, J. Preparing armoured units for overseas service, pp.74-95
  • The Australian Army and the Vietnam War 1962-1972, preparing armoured units for overseas service. A draft, 16p.
  • Comments on “Preparing armoured units for overseas service in Vietnam”, 7p.
  • Some pages from a book, pp.4-31
  • Panzerkampfwagen III (Pz Kw III) and its variants, pp.35-39
  • Some pages from “The life and death of the Afrika Korps”
  • Harris, J. P. British armour and rearmament in the 1930s. The Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 2, no. 2, June 1988, pp.220-244
  • Miscellaneous correspondence, accompanied information and notes

Folder 50

Correspondence, questionnaires and notes relating to “RMC Class of 1952-1955 reunion in 1995”

Folder 51

Miscellaneous correspondence and information relating to the 8 volume publication titled: “Century history of the Australian Defence Force and the Department Defence”

Box 11

Folder 52

Photocopied research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • List of divisional commanders, 1p.
  • Chapter eleven – “The historian as prophet and redeemer”, pp.398-416 from book titled: The fabrication of aboriginal history, Vol. 1 -  Van Diemen’s land 1803-1847 by Windschuttle, Keith
  • Roberts, C. A. M. The landing at Anzac: an Australian defensive action, Paper presented at the Australian War Memorial History

Conference, 9-13 July 1990, 23p. together with notes on Intelligence for the Gallipoli landings -  Apr 25

  • Sears, J. S. A military misjudgement the Anzac landings, 28p.
  • Summing up the Somme. History Today, November 1991, pp.37-43
  • Hughes, J. The battle for the Hindenburg Line, pp.41-57
  • Bean, Monash and Hamel - a reassessment, 14p.
  • Hamel: winning a battle, pp.5-13
  • 10 maps (Includes: Gallipoli Peninsula, Artillery positions Gallipoli, Positions of Anzac artillery, naval gunfire support ANZ...etc.)

Folder 53

Photocopied research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Biographical entries on various Australian politicians and military commanders
  • Buckley, J. P. Lieutenant General Sir Vernon Sturdee, KBE, CB, DSO, Defence Force Journal, No. 41, July-August 83, pp.29-43
  • Notes on corps vs militia
  • Literature search results on “Inspector General and pages from a report/book

Folder 54

Photocopied research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Correspondence from John Coates to Gen. Peter Gration, 15 September 1992 on Light Horse memorial, 2p.
  • List of Australian light Horse Divisional and brigade commanders, 1p.
  • Correspondence and a list of associations with light horse connections, 3p.
  • Significant world events from the Australian Light Horse, period 1901-WW2, 8p.
  • Significant Australian events from the Australian Light Horse, period 1901-WW2, 8p.
  • Memo to Lt-Gen. John Coates, 19 Sep. 1995, 2p.
  • A brief history of the Australian Light horse, prepared for The Defence Housing Authority, December 1995, 16p.
  • Extracts from a journal on Lights Horse, pp.351-354
  • Extracts from books/journals/reports relating to South Africa [Boer War?]

Folder 55

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Correspondence to Coates from Kevin B. Rogers with along with information on “Crete chapter in the AOAW”12p.
  • Rogers, K. B. (2003) Operation mercury Crete 1941: military essentials of the land battle, 33p. (includes 8 colour maps) along with correspondence to Coates
  • Notes on Crusader, 18 Nov - 12 Dec, 3p.
  • Trig 29. Prepared by Brigadier D. H. Isakson, 13p. + 9 maps
  • Summary of El Alamein Battle, 23 Oct – 3 Nov 1942. Lecture notes, 17p.
  • G. H. Q. Tactical discussion, M.E.J.S.S. 24-26 Nov 42 -  Description of the planning and conduct of the battle of Alamein, by Lt. Gen. B. G. Horrocks, DSO., MC., 9p.
  • Printed web pages “Affidavit to accompany memorandum on the German general staff and high command, 8p.
  • Email correspondence and 2 pages from a book

Folder 56

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Rabaul (Bita Paka) war cemetery, pp.vii-xi
  • Nelson, H. (1999) The pacific war in Papua New Guinea: perceptions and realities, 27p.
  • The official names of the battles, actions and engagements fought by the land forces of the Commonwealth during the Australian Campaign in the “South-west pacific 1942-1945” and the “New Zealand Campaign in the South pacific 1942-1944” and the “Korean Campaign 1950-1953”: final report of the battles Nomenclature Committee as approved by the Army Council, 16p.
  • 1 page notes on Milne Bay, kokoda and the Bridgehead battles key dates and actions
  • Hand drew map of Buna

Folder 57

Photocopied research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Correspondence on Malayan Emergency, 2 Oct 1992
  • Information and list of participants of Malayan Emergency Workshop. 22-23 February 1999
  • Mackie, J. The formation of Malaysia (1961-3) and ‘Konfrontasi’ (1963-6); the role of the MCP and other leftist forces, 3p.
  • The emergency in Malaya – Lectures
    • Lecture I – The coming of the emergency, 6p.
    • Lecture II – The British reaction, 5p.
    • Lecture III – The insurgent organization: development and decline, 5p.
    • Lecture IV – The advent of Briggs, 10p.
    • Lecture V – The impact of templer, 10p.
    • Chapter I – Background to the emergency: the opposing forces, pp.1-28 of The Malayan emergency 1948-1960
    • Tilman, R. O. The non lessons of the Malayan Emergency, pp.407-419
    • Walker, W. How Borneo was won: the untold story of an Asian victory, pp.9-20
    • 2 pages from a book (The onus of responsibility)

Folder 58

Photocopied research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Correspondence on “New divisional organization”, 29 Oct 1985, 3p.
  • Lecture by Brigadier S. C. Graham, Brisbane 1968 on 1 ATF operations in SVN, 17p.
  • Graham, S. G. Observations on operations in Vietnam, pp.5-28 (original pages extracted from a book)
  • O’Neill, R. Australian military problems in Vietnam, Australian Outlook, Vol. 23, no. 1, 1969, pp.46-57
  • McNeill, I. G. An outline of the Australian military involvement in Vietnam, July 1962 – December 1972. Presentation to British Commission for Military History Conference, Sandhurst, 19-23 July 1979. Defence Force Journal, No. 24, Sep/Oct 80, pp.42-53
  • Notes relating to the 8RAR/3 Cav Regt friendly fire incident in Vietnam from AWM 98 and 103

Folder 59

Photocopied research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Correspondence together with a book chapter – Drea, E. J. Where the Japanese Army codes secure?, pp.113-136
  • 1 Newspaper clipping and 2 photocopied newspaper clippings
  • Embarkation nominal roll, 18p.
  • Norman, C. H. B. 2/28 Aust Inf Bn: report on operations – Scarlet Beach – Katika – Song River – Bonga – Wareo, 14 Oct 43 – 31 Dec 43, 11p.
  • Ryan, P. The Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU), pp.531-548
  • Twenty – Finschhafen, pp.183-191
  • Sources and statistics John Coates entries, 7p.
  • Questions and answers by S. H. Christian - pages extracted from a book/report, 16p.
  • Starvation Hill: the story of 13 platoon’s (2/13 battalion) and their part in the capture of high ground prior to the fall of Finchaffen during October, 1943, by NX91163 Pte. Jim Griggs, 5p.
  • Rats of Tobruk Association (NSW) – R.O.T.A.: the siege of Tobruk – 10th April 1941 to 7th December 1941, 10p.
  • Miscellaneous collection (Includes: Various forms, Pages extracted from books, Notes, Correspondence, Biographical information...etc.)

Box 12

Folder 60

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Results of a literature search done on “Singapore strategy” for Coates by Christopher Dawkins in Academy Library database
  • Results of a literature search done on “Singapore strategy, defence...etc” in Historical Abstracts database
  • Web pages – Singapore, 1941-1945: pre-war defence strategy, 3p.
  • Report on “The military defence of Australia”, by a conference of senior officers if the Australian military force, 1920. Vol. I and II, 32p.
  • NAA series M104, item 7/1 personal papers of Bruce 1939, Friday 17th March 1939, 4p. (2 copies)
  • Cain, F. The pacific war: why did the Menzies Government not see it coming?. Photocopied from: Cain, F. (Ed.). (1997). Menzies in war and peace. NSW, Australia: Allen and Unwin, pp.1-23. (together with correspondence from the author of this book to Coates)
  • Ferris, J. “Worthy of some better enemy?”: the British estimate of the Imperial Japanese Army 1919-41, and the fall of Singapore. Canadian journal of History, Vol. 28, Issue 2, August 1993, pp.223-256
  • Notes and a synopsis of the Singapore strategy
  • Gordon, A. The admiralty and imperial overstretch, 1902-1941. Photocopied from: Till, G. (Ed.). (1994). Seapower: theory and practice. London, UK: Frank Cass, pp.63-85
  • Marder, A. The influence of history on sea power: the Royal Navy and the lessons of 1914-1918. Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 41, no. 1972, pp.413-443. (together with 1 page notes)
  • Till, G. Retrenchment rethinking revival 1919-1939. Photocopied from:  Hill, R. J. (Ed.). (1995). The Oxford illustrated history of the Royal Navy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp.319-347

Folder 61

Photocopied research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • O’Neill, R. Churchill, Japan, and British security in the pacific, 1904-1942, pp.275-289
  • A potential and powerful foe, pp.3-27
  • War of 1939-45. Australian War Memorial record: AWM 54 553/5/23 Pt.1, pp.9-198 (some pages are missing n between)
  • Thyer, J. H. Records of the war of 1939-45. Australian War Memorial record: AWM 93 50/2/23/480, pp.6-10  together with correspondence and notes
  • Papers of Brigadier H. B. Taylor, 22 Bde AIF, Australian War Memorial record: PR85/42, 30p. + 2 maps
  • Papers of Brigadier H. B. Taylor, 22 Bde AIF, Australian War Memorial record: PR85/42,64p.
  • Photocopied newspaper clippings (5p.)
  • Hand written notes (6p.)

Folder 62

Photocopied research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • The years of decay (1919-39). Photocopied from: Kennedy, P. M. (1976). The rise and fall of British naval mastery. New York, NY, USA: Macmillan, pp.267-298
  • Lowe, P. Great Britain’s assessment of Japan before the outbreak of the Pacific War. Photocopied from: May, E. R. (Ed.). (1984). Knowing one’s enemies: intelligence assessment before the two World Wars. New Jersey, USA: Princeton University Press, pp.456-475
  • McCarthy, J. Singapore and Australian defence 1921-1942, pp.165-180
  • Barnett, C. The influence of history upon sea power: the Royal Navy in the Second World War. Photocopied from: Rodger, N. A. M. (Ed.). (1996). Naval power in the twentieth century. Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press, pp.120-133
  • Lavarack, J. D. The defence of the British empire, with special reference to the Far East and Australia. Army Quarterly, Vol. 25, no. 2, 1933, pp.207-217
  • Robertson, H. C. H. The defence of Australia. The Army Quarterly, Vol. 30, no. 1, 1935, pp.15-33
  • An army view of Australian defence policy: Major General V. C. M. Sellheim, 1926, 15p.
  • Introduction to 1985 reprint, pp.xix-xxii
  • Sixty Years on the Fall of Singapore Revisited. A conference to commemorate the 60th anniversary of this major event of the Second World War.
    • Descriptions of sessions and abstracts/summaries of papers, 12p.
    • Biographies of conference presenters, 5p.
    • 2 leaflets
    • Military history by John Coates (Description on 2 books)
    • Miscellaneous (Includes: Notes, pages from books/journals...etc.)

Folder 63

Photocopied research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • The commandants service paper. General Sosaku Suzuki, Japan (1891-1945), 6p.
  • Brewer, C. The general staff of the German Army: a lesson in military organization, pp.157-166
  • Samuels, M. Directive command and the German general staff. War in History, Vol. 2, no. 1, 1995, pp.22-42
  • Command and Staff Collage. The development of military staff systems: index/instructions for issue, 18p. + annexes (51p.)
  • Perry, E. W. O. The rise and development of the general staff system, pp.44-49
  • Perry, E. W. O. The rise and development of the general staff system, pp.29-37
  • Perry, E. W. O. The rise and development of the general staff system, pp.48-59
  • Sheffield, G. The challenges of high command in the twentieth century, pp. 1-12
  • Sheffield, G. British high command in the First World War: an overview, pp.15-25
  • This base business. Reprinted from the British Army Journals, January 1949 in Australian Army Journal, pp.61-64
  • Appendix A: report of lecture to officers, warrant officers and sergeants at P.O.W. Camp, Changi, by Col. J. H. Thyer, 18 Jun 42, 9p.
  • 2 pages notes

Folder 64

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Article from web - Pete, S. (2006). Bombing Iran - where, how and when (together with comments), 10p.
  • Background to a war, 2p.
  • Howard, M. Mistake to declare this a ‘War’, RUSI Journal, December 2001, pp.1-4
  • MacKinlay, J. NATO and Bin Laden, RUSI Journal, December 2001, pp.36-40
  • Article from web – The Australian Defence Force’s response to September 11, 9p.
  • Iraq War: defence program implications for congress. Report for congress, June 4, 2003, 77p.

Folder 65

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Selected pages from Ministry of Defence. Operation TELIC – United Kingdom military operations in Iraq, 14p.
  • Papers printed from web and a database on Pentagon contradicts general on Iraq occupation force’s size
  • Article from web – War plan: United States, Mar. 14, 2003, 8p.
  • Ritter, S. Why is always pays to know your enemy. Sydney Morning Herald, April 5, 2003, 2p.
  • 3 Newspaper clippings and photocopies of the same
  • Various pages printed from web on Operation in Iraq
  • Nash, G. Countenance to catalyst: Australia’s navy in the Gulf 1941-2005. A draft of a book, 48p.
  • The WMD commission report: final report of the commission on the intelligence capabilities of the United States regarding weapons of mass destruction, 42p. together with related correspondence, defence press release and printed web pages

Box 13

Folder 66

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Danner, M. The secret way to war, The New York Review, June 9, 2005, pp.70-74
  • Finlan, A. Trapped in the dead ground: US counter-insurgency strategy in Iraq, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Vol. 16, no. 1, pp.1-21
  • 5  Newspaper clippings and photocopies of the same
  • Various articles printed from web
  • Transcript of an interview of General Peter Pace and NBC meet the press. March 5, 2006 and comments by an army infantry officer, 7 March 2006 on war in Iraq
  • Washington Post regular column “Early warning” by William M. Arkin, March 6, 2006, 2p.
  • Pillar, P. R. Intelligence, policy and the war in Iraq, 7p.
  • Article from web – Rumsfeld’s memo of options for Iraq War, 3p.
  • 3 Colour Iraq maps
  • Various email correspondence

Folder 67

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Britle, A. J. Afghan War chronology, 22p.
  • Biddle, S. (2002). Afghanistan and the future of warfare: implications for army and defence policy, 58p.
  • Andrade, D. Information Paper: the battle for Mazar-e-Sharif, October-November 2001, 6p.
  • Carland, J. Information Paper:  the campaign against Kandahar, 5p.
  • Sherry, M. The course of operation enduring freedom in southern and eastern Afghanistan, 6p.
  • Davis, A. (2002). How the Afghan war was won, 6p. (2 copies)
  • Rubin, A. J.; McManus, D. (2004). Why America has waged a losing battle on Fallouja, 12p.
  • Varous articles on “Tora Bora” (web pages)

Folder 68

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Cyprus, Britain V Eoka 1955-59: case study, 16p.
  • Using limited air power in the 20th century. Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. 146, no. 6, pp.59-62
  • Wohlstetter, R. Cuba and Pearl Harbor: hindsight and  foresight, pp.691-707
  • Betts, R. K. Analysis, war, and decision: why intelligence failures are inevitable, 61-89
  • Coleman, D. C. Mercantilism revisited. Historical Journal, Vol. 23, no. 4, 1980, pp.773-791
  • Coates, H. J. Morale on the battlefield. Defence Force Journal, March/April 1984, pp.5-16
  • Dornberg, J. Count Rumford the most successful yank  abroad, ever.  Smithsonian, Vol. 25, no. 9, 19994, pp.102-115 (some pages are missing in between)

Folder 69

Printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Doughty, R. A. (1979). The evolution of US Army tactical doctrine. Kansas, USA: Combat Studies Institute, 57p. (Leavenworth Papers no. 1)

Folder 70

Photocopied research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Luttwak, E. N. The operational level of war. International Security, Vol. 5, no. 3, Winter 1980/81, pp.61-79
  • Snoke, E. R. (Comp.). (1985). The operation level of war. Kensas, USA: Combat Studies Institute, 90p. (CSI Historical Bibliography no. 3)

Folder 71

Printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Herbert, P. H. (1988). Deciding what has to be done: General William E. DePuy and the 1976 edition of FM 100-5, operations.
  • Kansas, USA: Combat Studies Institute, 139p. (Leavenworth Papers no. 16)

Folder 72

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Postcript: the shape of things to come, pp.224-227
  • Frandale, M. The operational level of command. RUS Journal, Autumn 1988, pp.23-29
  • MacDonagh, O. The making of Australians: a historical library - a personal retrospect, 9p.
  • Smith, H. Conscientious objection to particular wars: Australia’s experience during the Vietnam War, 1965-1972. War and Society, Vol. 8, no. 1, 1990, pp.118-134
  • Introduction to command, commandant C&SC, 11 June 93, 6p.
  • Australian Heritage Commission. Register of the national estate database legal status codes, 20 April 1995, 7p.
  • Friedman, N. The fifty-years war: conflict and strategy in the Cold War. RUSI Journal, June 2001, pp.20-25
  • Part of a book – Bobbitt, P. The shield of Achilles: war, peace and the course of history, pp.xxi-xxxii, 5-17
  • Monk, P. Dangerous every bit as great: the Australian strategic policy debate through the lens of Philip Bobbitt’s The Shield of Achilles. An address in the Colloquium Series Force Development Group, Land Warfare Development Centre, Tobruk barracks, Puckapunyal, 8 September 2004, 12p.
  • Monk, P. An Indian summer: new dangers after the long war. The Australian Financial Review, 15 October 2004, pp.4-5 and a photocopy of the same
  • A review of Bobbitt’s book, 7p.

Folder 73

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Oslington, P. ethics education and research at the Australian Defence Force Academy, 3p.
  • Smith, H. Calling out the troops: reactions to new laws on aid to the civil power, 5p.
  • Article from web - Defence act 1903 SECT 51A, 3p.
  • Defence legislation amendment (aid to civilian authorities) bill 2000, Bill Digest no. 13 20002001, 20p.
  • A history of Royal Navy aircraft carriers, 4p.
  • HMS Argus (aircraft carrier, 1918-1946), 3p.
  • HMS Furious (aircraft carrier, 1917-1948), 4p.
  • Printed PowerPoint presentation (photographs) – Military success in Iraq and current ADF operation, Address to Royal united Service Institute, by Maj. Gen. Ken Gillespie, 16 August 2003, 8p.
  • Miscellaneous collection on “Peace operations”
  • Metz, S.; Millen, R. Intervention, stabilization, and transformation operations: the role of landpower in the new strategic environment, Parameters: U.S. Army War College, Vol. 35, no. 1, Spring 2005, pp.41-52
  •  Latest comment by the Australia Defence Association, 23p.

Box 14

Folder 74

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Kagan, F. W. Why military history matters, June 27, 2006, 4p.
  • Semaphore: Newsletter of the Sea Power Centre -  Australia,
    • Issue 11, June 2006, 2p.
    • Issue 12, June 2006, 2p.
    • Issue 13, July 2006, 2p.
    • Issue 14, July 2006, 2p.
    • Issue 15, August 2006, 2p.
    • Issue 16, August 2006, 2p.
    • Defence Brief: Bulletin of the Australia Defence Association,
      • No. 105, May-June 2004, 2p.
      • No. 112, April 2005, 2p.
      • Aylwin-Foster, N. Changing the army for counterinsurgency operations. Military Review, November-December 2005, pp.2-15
      • Cordesman, A. H. Shaping the future of counterinsurgency warfare: a strategic approach. Update as of November 29, 2005, 16p.
      • Notes of a talk by General Tony Zinni, 13 April 2006, 7p.
      • Selected chapters/pages from a book titled: Field service regulations, Vol III - Operations – higher formations 1935, 37p.
      • Dera, E. US Army codebreakers and the war against Japan. In Dockrill, S. (Ed.). From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima: the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific, 1941-45, pp,87-106

Folder 75

Printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • USA.  Department of Army. (2004). Counterinsurgency operations – FMI 3-07-22. Washington, DC, USA: Department of Army, 182p.

Folder 76

Printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • USA.  Department of Army. (2006). Counterinsurgency – FM 3-24, MCWP 3-33.5. Washington, DC, USA: Department of Army, 282p.

Folder 77

Photocopied/printed research material  [for “An atlas of Australia’s wars”?]

  • Part of a report on “Somerville” (title page is missing), 23p.
  • Index to diary: October 4th - December 31st 1943, 12p.
  • Index, 1944 (title page is missing), 18p.

Folder 78

Photocopied research material 

  • Emergency directives, Issued by Director of Operations, Malaysia (1953 Series), 201p.

Folder 79

Photocopied research material 

  • Emergency directives and instructionsIssued by Director of Operations, Malaysia, 1954, 208p.

Box 15 Audio Visual Cool Room

Folder 80 AV
Twenty-six audio cassettes
Interviews with:
1. Maj R Adam and Capt G.D. Combe
2. MajGen John Broadbent
3. Brig Sir Frederick Chilton
4. LtCol Harry Chilton
5. Maj Bruce G. Cribb
6. LtGen Sir Thomas Daly
7. Capt Neil B. Gilmour and Capt Harold Gray
8. Col Colin H. Grace
9. and 10. Lt Ken J. Hall
11. LtCol R. J. (later Sir Rupert) Hamer
12. Gen Sir Francis Hassett
13. LtCol Geoff D. Houston
14. LtCol Ron Ireland
15. MajGen Ken Mackay
16. Maj K. F. (Bill) Mollard
17. Capt Vic Nelson and Capt R. (Bob) W. Lewin
18. Brig C. Hugh B. Norman
19. Gun Sgt Max Parsons
20. Col Phil H. Pike
21. Maj Ray S. Rudkin
22. Capt E. John (Jock) Shattock
23. Steve Fitzgerald and LtCol F. A. George Tucker
24. Dean Adams and Steve Fitzgerald
25. Les Rowe
26. MajGen Tim Cape


Box 16 Folios

Folio 81 Folio

Including photocopies of:
British military memos and report 'Lessons from Malaya', written by a Battalion commander in Malaya, August 1942
'The interwar years', from The Australian Army, pp 81-134 and pp 404-409
'How are we going to make war : Admiral Sir Herbert Richmond and British Far Eastern war plans', by Christopher Bell, from The Journal of strategic studies, Vol. 20, September 1997, pp 123-141
'Equipment & naval policy 1919-42', by B.N. Primrose, from Australian journal of politics and history, Vol. 23, no. 2, 1977, pp 163-168
'Australian Army strategic planning 1919-39', by Neil Gow, from Australian journal of politics and history, Vol. 23, no. 2, 1977, pp 169-172
'The Southwest Pacific Islands in Australian interwar defence planning', by Margot Simington, from Australian journal of politics and history, Vol. 23, no. 2, 1977, pp 173-177
'The imperial commitment 1939-41', by John McCarthy, from Australian journal of politics and history, Vol. 23, no. 2, 1977, pp 178-181
Book review for Crises and commitments : the politics and diplomacy of Australia's involvement in South-East Asian conflicts 1948-1965, by Peter Edwards and Gregory Pemberton, from 'Weekend review', June 27-28 1992, p 7
Photocopies of maps of New Guinea during WWII


Othertype Map Cabinet 4, Drawer 10

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Nine maps of the Huon Peninsula area, including:
East Indies (featuring Papua New Guinea), 1928, reissued 1942
Hand drawn map of Finschhafen in 1943
Annotated photocopy map of Finschhafen coastline
Huon Peninsula
Photomap of Bonga (two copies)
New Guinea coastline from Madang towards Finschhafen and south to Lae
Finschhafen coastline featuring Scarlet Beach, Sattelberg and Langemak Bay
Photocopy of map 'Progress of defence operation (after MO operation)'
Three black and white photographs - aerial photographs of the Finschhafen area taken in July 1943 plus letter of description


Othertype Map Cabinet 4, Drawer 10

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Enlarged copies of maps and pages from An atlas of Australia's wars, by John Coates; Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2006, 2nd edition:
'World War I', including:
Map 8a 'The first months of World War I in the Pacific and Indian Oceans' and map 8b 'The Sydney/Emden action, 9 November 1914'
Page 42 text with map entitled 'Looking south from Anzac Cove'
Map 11a 'The covering force plan and the Turkish defences in the Ari Burnu-Gaba Tepe area' and map 11b 'Naval gunfire support at the landing, 25 April 1915'
Map 28 'Battle of Hamel, 4 July 1918'


Othertype Map Cabinet 4, Drawer 10

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Enlarged copies of maps from An atlas of Australia's wars, by John Coates; Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2006, 2nd edition:
'Australian forces in Europe and the Mediterranean in World War II', including:
Map 63a 'El Alamein : the July fighting when Field Marshal Rommel's offensive was halted by General Auchinleck' and map 63b 'Field Marshal Rommel's final offensive : the Battle of Alam Halfa, 30 August-3 September 1942'
Map 64a 'The Battle of El Alamein : the course of fighting, 23 October-4 November 1942'; map 64b 'The 9th Division's task at El Alamein' and map 64c 'Operations Supercharge'
Map 67 'The Nuremberg operation, 30-31 March 1944'


Othertype Map Cabinet 4, Drawer 10

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Enlarged copies of maps and pages from An atlas of Australia's wars, by John Coates; Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2006, 2nd edition:
'Australian forces in the Pacific in World War II', including:
Page 199 text with map photographs of 'A scale mock-up of Ford Island and Battleship Row' and 'Japanese carrier aircraft taking off for the Pearl Harbor attack'
Map 71a 'Japanese plan, Asia and Western Pacific, October 1941' and map 71b 'The Japanese offensive, January-march 1942'
Map 72 'Location of Australia forces, 8 December 1941'


Othertype Map Cabinet 4, Drawer 10

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Enlarged copies of maps from An atlas of Australia's wars, by John Coates; Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2006, 2nd edition:
'Australian forces in the Pacific in World War II', including:
Map 74a 'Malaya : topography and land use' and map 74b 'Malaya : location of British Empire forces, 8 December 1941'
Map 75a 'Thailand and Malaya : Japanese landings and advance, 8-20 December 1941'; map 75 b 'Japanese advance and British Empire force's withdrawal to Singapore Island, 21 December 1941-31 January 1942'; and map 75c 'Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse, 10 December 1941'
Map 77a 'Singapore Island : British Empire defences' and map 77b 'Singapore Island : the Japanese attack, 8 February 1942'
Map 78a 'Singapore Island : situation on 10 February 1942' and 'Singapore Island : situation at time of capitulation, 15 February 1942'
Map 108a 'Wewak : Operation Deluge, the amphibious landing, 11 May 1945' and map 108b 'Wewak : General Adachi's last stand, July-August 1945'


Othertype Map Cabinet 4, Drawer 10

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Enlarged copies of maps from An atlas of Australia's wars, by John Coates; Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2006, 2nd edition:
'The post-World War II period':
'The Malayan Emergency and confrontation', including:
Map 131a 'Malaya : a guerrilla's paradise'; map 131b 'Main terrorist areas'; and map 131c 'Federal priority operations, 1955-59'

'Since the Cold War':
'The war in Afghanistan', including:
Map 153a 'Afghanistan, ethnic composition'; map 153b 'US Central Command (CENTCOM), area of responsibility'; and map 153c 'Afghanistan, concept of operations'
'The war in Iraq', including:
Map 156a 'The first Gulf War (outline), 17 January-28 February 1991'; map 156b 'Ethnoreligious groups in Iraq'; and map 156c 'Iraq's oil infrastructure'
Map 157a 'Outline coalition plan for the campaign'; map 157b 'Iraq's defences'; and map 157c 'Iraq's regional commands'

'Peace-keeping operation':
Map 162 'Peace-keeping operations in which Australian military forces have been involved, 1947-2006'


Othertype Map Cabinet 4, Drawer 10

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Laminated maps, April 2004, including:
North Western Turkey
Europe
Northern Europe
Mediterranean


Othertype Map Cabinet 4, Drawer 10

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Laminated map with smaller map inserts showing the state of Europe and the Mediterranean during World War II from 7/4/1939 - 9/5/1945


Othertype Map Cabinet 4, Drawer 10

Oversize 9
Maps, including:
Western Sahara briefing map, 1991
Contact covered small map of the Middle-East listing major incidents and key events
Iraq briefing map, August 2002