Nanpô ka hondo ka [Which is important, Japan or the South?]

Accession Number RC04938
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J146
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 13.2 x 20.3 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 8 December 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. With reference to the historical battle in Okehazama, the message states that many victories do not necessarily win a war and the initial victor may be the loser in the end. It also stresses that the central theatre of the war is shifting to the Japanese mainland and that Japanese soldiers in the South are fighting a useless war. The back of the leaflet is a map showing the capture of significant positions by the Allies in the Pacific.