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

Accession Number RC04951
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J160
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 14.2 x 19 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 8 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 New Guinea, Lae and Salamaua. It is accompanied by an English translation of the text. The message states that the Japanese military leaders are forcing ground troops to continue the useless battle even though they have long abandoned New Guinea and the Solomon Islands strategically. It asks Japanese troops why they are continuing battle in the areas abandoned by Headquarters.