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

Accession Number RC05085
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J187
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 20.3 x 16.5cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made c1944
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 Aitape and Hollandia. An English translation of the text is attached. The message reports that major Japanese airfields in Hollandia and Aitape were heavily bombed and the Japanese Air Force took evasive action because Imperial Headquarters ordered them to abandon the 18th Army so as to save planes. It urges Japanese ground troops to consider surrendering, now that the High Command has abandoned them.