Kôgun shôhei ni tsugu [Officers and men of the Japanese Imperial Army!]

Accession Number RC04915
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J33
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 15.5 x 16.7 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 6 December 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 the Solomon Islands. It is accompanied by an English translation of the text. The message states that the Japanese Navy was actually defeated in the naval battles off the Solomon Islands and that the Japanese Army retreated from Kokoda, though the Japanese headquarters reported otherwise. It also mentions various successful campaigns by the Allied Forces in Russia, Europe and North Africa. The message reports that stock markets in both Osaka and Tokyo crashed on 16 November following the defeat in the naval battle off the Solomons.