Kôgun shôhei shokun: furyo no atsukai [Treatment of Japanese prisoners]

Accession Number RC04855
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J6
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 16.5 x 16.5 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 22 September 1942
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 Melanesia and the Netherlands East Indies. An English translation of the text is attached. The message on the leaflet reassures that Japanese POWs are treated well by the Australians. It is argued that dying in vain would be an act of disloyalty to the Emperor. The message also encourages Japanese soldiers to surrender and to live for the future of Japan.