Talk:Battle of Timor

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Changed "MP-40" under Dutch weapons to "MP-28"...the MP-40 was not used by the KNIL however German MP-28's were purchased by the Dutch pre-WWII. Source: http://www.geocities.com/dutcheastindies/weapons.html

What about the Timores, Portuguese and Japanese?[edit]

This article only describes the Allied Combatants and desn't say anything about the Timorese and Portuguese or even the Japanese. When I was writing the German Article, I couldn't find informations about Japan, but this source gives a lot of information about people living on Timor during the battle. Use it! --J. Patrick Fischer 21:39, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

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Response to above query..........

That source is now cited in the notes as by Geoffrey Gunn (1999). I'm not sure what the status of that work is; it is possible the author may not agree with its contents anymore...thus the name was not attached when someone decided to reproduce the pdf. It should' be consulted, as should his Timor Loro Sae 500 years (1999) but there are a growing number of other sources which could be used to follow up leads. (Dewobroto (talk) 15:19, 13 March 2010 (UTC))

''''''FURTHER INFORMATION ON TIMORES:''''''[edit]

can be foundin 'ALL THE BULLS MEN': C.Ayris, 2006,ISBN 0-646-45824-8, Copies c/o 2/2 Commando Association.

Reassessment[edit]

Although previously assessed as a B for a few projects, I have reassessed this article as start class. This is mainly due to referencing which I feel is not up to the required standard. Specifically a lot of the sources used are internet sources of dubious reliability. Anotherclown (talk) 00:05, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Origin of the 48th Div. units[edit]

In its current form, the article says that units of the 48th division began arriving from the Philippines. The citation is a general book on the pacific war with which I am not familiar, but Materials on East Timor during World War II (Tokyo: Ryukei Shyosha 2008), p.27 says that Lt. Gen. Tsushihashi Yuitsu and the 48th division were then based on Java. As this bibliography is done by Timor specialists based in Japan, I suspect this is correct, but checking is necessary to ensure that SOME units didn't actually come from the Philippines. The same bibliography does list the autobiography of Tsuchihashi (1985) which might be useful for anyone with Japanese language ability. Koseisho Engokyoku (1961), and several other memoires in Japanese would help a lot. (Dewobroto (talk) 15:07, 13 March 2010 (UTC))