Nihon gunjin shokun [Soldiers of the Japanese Army]

Accession Number RC04845
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J1
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 14 cm x 14.5 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A small propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office during the Second World War. This leaflet is written in Japanese and was distributed to New Guinea, Timor and the South Pacific. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet reports the massive losses by the Japanese Navy during the battles of the Coral Sea, Midway and elsewhere and that supplies from Japan would be disrupted as a result of the fleet losses. The leaflet also mentions that the Japanese in the South-west Pacific will fall prey to tropical diseases if left without food and reinforcements.