Nihongun shôhei shokun [To officers and men of the Japanese Army].

Accession Number RC04945
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J154
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 15.2 x 20 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 6 January 1944
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 which notes that the leaflet is designed to bring home the hopelessness of the situation to the Japanese troops. The leaflet states that there is no use fighting to defend one's position for one more day when defeat is inevitable. It urges Japanese soldiers to surrender and to live for the future of their country, as Japan will need them for her post-war reconstruction.