|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J160|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 14.2 x 19 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||8 January 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Nihongun shôhei shokun [To officers and men of the Japanese forces].
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.