Rae mo ochita [Lae has also fallen].

Accession Number RC04888
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J117
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall : 22.7 x 19.1 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 7 October 1944
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 (FELO) and distributed to Lae and Melanesia during the Second World War. It is accompanied by an English translation of the text. The picture depicts the Allied landing in the Markham Valley, which was quickly followed by the capture of Lae on 16 September. The message discusses the retreat of the South Sea Detachment from near Port Moresby, which ended in its annihilation in the Buna-Gona area. The absolute superiority of the Allied Forces in both sky and sea is emphasised in the leaflet. The leaflet also states that the Japanese military leaders have decided to abandon the Southern regions beyond Java.