Nihon no hôritsu [Legal consequences of capture for Japanese soldiers].

Accession Number RC05095
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J197
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 22.1 x 17.5cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 26 September 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 Hollandia, Lae and Torokina. An English translation of the text is attached. The message stresses that none of Japanese POWs captured during the previous wars has been court-marshalled or legally punished. The message quotes the cases of Major Kuga during the Shanghai Incident and Major-General Tatekawaduring the Russo-Japanese War. It states that Japanese soldiers should live and consider serving the country in the future rather than die in a useless war.