Nihongun e no keikoku irasutoga [Lanterns with warnings to soldiers].

Accession Number RC04884
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J115
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 23.7 x 16.2 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 27 September 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A pictorial propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office and distributed to Melanesia during the Second World War. The English translation notes that the leaflet is designed to cause among Japanese troops in isolated and dangerous positions distrust against their own military leaders. Five Japanese lanterns are drawn on each side of the leaflet. On one side, there are short phrases warning about espionage. The messages on the other side of the leaflet criticise the inability of the Japanese military leadership.