|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J118|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall : 12 x 18.6 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||23 September 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Minami Taiheiyô Shûhô dai 20 gô [South Pacific Weekly No.20, 18 September].
A propaganda newspaper produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) during the Second World War. The item is written in Japanese and was distributed to Melanesia and the Netherlands East Indies. An English translation of the text is attached. The purpose of this leaflet was to provide information on the war and news from the homefront. This issue is dated on 18 September 1943. Events covered by this issue include the Emperor's concern about the production capacity of Japan's war industry, the rice harvest of 1943, the enforcement of blackouts to avert bombing and the abuse of the blackout by criminals, the situation in Shanghai, the loss of Salamaua and Lae, the deteriorating German positions in Russia, strategic planning by the Allies, the surrender of Italy and the US superiority in shipping.