Nihongun shôhei ni tsugu [To officers and men of the Japanese Army].

Accession Number RC04848
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J101
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 17 x 15 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 28 January 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) during the Second World War. This leaflet is written in Japanese and was distributed to Lae Markham River Area, Salamaua and Melanesia. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet reports an air raid on Japanese warships at Rabaul, the sinking of a Japanese fleet bound for New Guinea, the defeat of the Japanese troops in Buna area, the deteriorating situation in Lae and Salamaua, and the inability of the Japanese Navy to support the ground troops. The message also stresses that the military leaders in Japan care nothing for the lives of soldiers and are concerned only about concealing their blunder in the South Pacific campaign.