War Cabinet Minutes: 1944-07-05

War Cabinet Minutes: 1944-07-05


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04876 FILE M ITEM 3
Date(s) 1944
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item includes minutes of the War Committee of the Cabinet dated 05 July 1944 concerning the enlistment of Canadian-born Japanese people in the Canadian army. Minutes discuss the request from the Australian government to enlist Nisei for the Canadian army's attachment in Australian forces (service as translators and interpreters). Instead, the army staff suggested using white personnel of the Japanese Language school for this purpose. Minutes also discuss a request from the British Security Co-ordination for Nisei services in the Indian army for psychological warfare work.
Name of creator
Canada. Privy Council Office created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
The digitization level of this record is unknown.



War Cabinet Minutes: 1944-07-05
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