Buna, Gona kanraku su [Buna and Gona have fallen].

Accession Number RC05018
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J36
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 16 x 17 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 9 December 1942
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 Owen Stanley Range, Buna and Gona. The leaflet is accompanied by an English translation of the text.The leaflet reports the fall of Buna and Gona and the annihilation of the KUSUNOSE and YAZAWA units. It emphasises that the Japanese forces were led into a trap by the Australians and decided to advance through the Owen Stanley Range. It also reports that the Allies attacked the Japanese Navy to break the lines of communication and that the Australians started to push the Japanese back towards the sea after the Japanese were placed into an untenable position.