Inkan Rabauru ni ari [The Omen of Rabaul].

Accession Number RC04922
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J139
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 12.8 x 16.5 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 13 November 1943
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 Bougainville and New Guinea. It is accompanied by an English translation of the text. The leaflet details the shipping losses suffered by the Japanese on 2 November at Rabaul. It reports that the lost shipping capacity amounted to 94,000 tons in total. The messages warns Japanese soldiers in New Guinea and Bougainville that, if the Japanese are losing their ships at the current rate, there may not be enough ships to evacuate them when the time comes. The message blames the Japanese High Command for leading Japan into the war.