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Japanese War Criminals World War Two

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Catalogue Reference Records
WO 235Judge Advocate General's Office: war of 1939-45: war crimes papers 1940-1967.
FO 371Foreign Office general political correspondence, 1906-1961.
CO 980Colonial Office Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees Department, 1941-1953.
WO 203War of 1939-1945: Military Headquarters papers: Far East Forces.
especially:
WO 203/4517A
WO 203/4926A
WO 203/4927A
WO 203/6086
WO 203/6087
WO 206/5Army Pathology Advisory Committee, minutes of meetings, numbers 390-423, October 1945 - November 1950.
WO 222War of 1939-1945: Medical Historian papers, 1914-1945.
WO 224War of 1939-1945: Enemy Prisoner of War Camps: reports of International Red Cross and Protecting Powers, 1941-1947.
CAB 122British Joint Staff Mission: Washington Office files.
WO 163/582 - WO 163/592Minutes of the Imperial Prisoners of War Committee, 1941 - 1945.
WO 311War of 1939-1945: Military Deputy, Judge Advocate General: war crime files, 1940-1953.
WO 325War of 1939-1945: war crimes, South East Asia: files, 1941-1949.
WO 356War of 1939-1945: Military Deputy Judge Advocate General: War Crimes South East Asia: card indexes, 1940-1957.
LCO 2Lord Chancellors office registered files 1850-1984.
FO 262Embassy and Consular Archives, Japan correspondence 1858-1941.
WO 32War Office Registered files: general series 1845-1985.
WO 357War of 1939-1945 Japanese registers of Allied prisoners of war and internees held in camps at Singapore 1945-1948.
WO 361War of 1939-1945 Enquiries into Missing Personnel, Casualties (L) Branch, War Office
WO 367War of 1939-1945: Japanese registers of Allied Prisoners of War and internees held in camps in Singapore.
TS 26Treasury Solicitor and HM Procurator General: War Crimes papers 1919-1946.
TS 27Treasury Solicitor and HM Procurator General: Treasury and Miscellaneous: registered files (T and M series)

See also R John Pritchard, 'The Historical Experience of British War Crimes Courts in the Far East, 1946-1948' in International Relations.

R John Pritchard 'Lessons from British Proceedings against Japanese War Criminals' in the Human rights Review, Oxford University Press, III: 2 (Summer 1978) pages 104-121.

R John Pritchard 'The Nature and Significance of British Post-war trials of Japanese War Criminals' in Proceedings of the British Association for Japanese Studies 11: 1, History and International Relations, University of Sheffield Centre of Japanese Studies, 1977, pages 189-219.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial: The Complete Transcripts of the proceedings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East by R John Pritchard and Sonia Magbanua Zaide, Garland Publishing Inc. New York, 1981.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial: Index and Guide by R John Pritchard and Sonia Magbanua Zaide, Garland Publishing Inc, New York 1981-1986.