Tan Toey Prisoner of War Camp: The Dilemmas of Command

In February 1942, during the Japanese invasion of Ambon Island in the Netherlands Indies, a large number of Australian soldiers were captured by the Japanese navy. Paul Taucher discusses how an Australian military tribunal used the legal doctrine of command responsibility to prosecute two Japanese officers accused of indirect liability for crimes committed against prisoners on Ambon.

Image courtesy of interviewee. May 1, 2024

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