Nippon Rikugunhei shoshi ni tsugu [To men of the Japanese Army]

Accession Number RC04852
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J103
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 15 x 12 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 26 March 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 Bismark Archipelego, Rabaul, Rabi, Buna and Giruwa . An English translation of the text is attached. The message points out that the Japanese Air Force has not conducted any effective air raids on the Allied positions and has also failed to protect the supply lines to New Guinea. Japanese soldiers are warned that the Japanese authorities are making ground forces die a dog's death while the Air Force avoids combats. The message also criticises the Japanese strategy which has resulted in spreading the strength of the Air Force over many war theatres.