Keisei gyakuten su [Another disaster. Do you know the truth?]

Accession Number RC04857
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J7
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 16 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 Solomon Islands and Milne Bay. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet reports the disastrous defeats of the Japanese Navy in the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway. It also mentions that the Solomon Islands have been recaptured by the Americans and the Japanese attempt to invade Milne Bay ended in a disaster. The message blames the military faction of Japan and encourages Japanese soldiers to cut themselves from the faction.