RE DANIEL Flitton's article ("Redrawing battle lines", Insight, 2/8): The occupation currency printed by the Japanese was not a myth. Until recently I had two notes in my collection and an acquaintance has a number, including some printed for the islands between Japan and Australia.
As regards the "Brisbane line", I am certain that a re-reading of some World War II histories will prove that neither was this a myth, that General Macarthur had it in his strategy of how the war could be won.
Ann Brown, Mount Martha
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
The Japanese had currency printed for Australia
According to this letter in today's Age: