Memorandum: Re: Employment of Japanese Canadians for special duty in Australia

Memorandum: Re: Employment of Japanese Canadians for special duty in Australia

Description

Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04877 FILE D ITEM 1
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1945
General material designation
From this item, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
This items contains a memorandum dated 16 January 1945 concerning the employment of Japanese Canadians for special duty in Australia (for psychological warfare). The item indicates that three individuals were designated for this urgent work but were unwilling to go until their re-entry into Canada could be guaranteed. It also suggests that their assurance of re-entry could be considered if the Canadian Army places the men under the supervision of the Canadian Military representative in Australia.
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.

Metadata

Title

Memorandum: Re: Employment of Japanese Canadians for special duty in Australia
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Terminology

Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.