Kavieng Massacre: A War Crime Revealed
Title: Kavieng Massacre: A War Crime Revealed
PART I: THE SETTING, THE BACKGROUND AND THE CRIME
Kavieng, December 1941: a rather wonderful tropical paradise
The future is bright
Not a place for anyone to be moving to in December 1941
The raids were executed with violence and precision by the Japanese
The Kavieng internment camps
The American offensive
War returns to Kavieng, February 1944
Captain Tamura’s instruction
A change of plan: the great bombardment of Kavieng,
'Kill the Europeans!’
The vision of Hell
PART II: THE CONCEALMENT
The fabulous lie
PART III: THE CRIME REVEALED
A very difficult investigation
I am a naval officer and will speak the truth!
A neat, diminutive, wiry young man of unusual intelligence and curiosity
I am indeed sorry to have to inform you . . .
Extremely unlikely that Europeans would have been on the ship
For official purposes his death has been presumed
We know you did it! How did you do it?
The prisoners of Sugamo
Punishments to fit the crime
And then what happened?
Appendix A: Lists of the Kavieng victims
1. List compiled from Australian sources
2. Commonwealth War Graves Commission list
Appendix B: The civilian and missionary victims of the sinking of the
1. New Guinea Civilians Previously Reported Missing Now Reported Lost at Sea
2. New Guinea Missionaries Previously Reported Missing Now Reported Lost at Sea