Bisumaruku-kai kaisen ni kansuru dai 2 no chirashi [Second leaflet on the Battle of the Bismarck Sea].

Accession Number RC05052
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J67
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 10.8 x 12.3 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 24 March 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 Bismarck Archipalego, Guadalcanal, Buna and Gona. The leaflet is accompanied by an English translation of the text. It reports the retreats of the Japanese from Guadalcanal and the Buna area and the loss of warships and aircraft in the battle of the Bismarck Sea. The inability of the Japanese military leaders is blamed for the defeat. The message ends by urging Japanese soldiers to surrender and to live for the future of Japan.