Shashintsuki chirashi - nôfu no tsuma to sono musuko [Pictorial leaflet - farm woman and her son].

Accession Number RC05100
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J204
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 16 x 19.9cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 27 June 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A pictorial propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) during the Second World War and distributed to New Guinea. The picture depicts a Japanese farming woman and her son working in front of a run-down farm house. The Japanese message on the back of the leaflet states that a family of a serviceman is praying for his safe return. It encourages Japanese soldiers to surrender so that they can live and serve the country after the war. The message also mentions that more than a thousand Japanese POWs sent over to Australia have now regained their spirit and are awaiting the day they can have a fresh start in life.