|Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J101
|Overall: 17 x 15 cm
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|28 January 1943
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.
Nihongun shôhei ni tsugu [To officers and men of the Japanese Army].
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.