Nihongun shôhei shokun - Nihon Kaigun no shuchô [Japanese naval claims - To officers and men of the Japanese Army].

Accession Number RC04936
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J144
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 22.5 x 18 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 20 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 Melanesia and the Netherlands East Indies. It is accompanied by an English translation of the text. The leaflet describes the defeats of the Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands and compares the realities with the Japanese Navy's propaganda claiming a great victory in the region. It also mentions the propaganda by the Japanese about the retreat from Guadalcanal, which was described by the Japanese government as a change of direction for the advance. The message states that it is obvious to the Japanese troops at the front lines in New Guinea that the Japanese military leaders are deceiving the public about the real situation of the war. It urges the Japanese soldiers to reflect on the matter in order to understand that they are fighting a useless war.