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

Accession Number RC05277
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J276
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

This item is a so-called surrender leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office(FELO) during the Second World War. The item contains two copies of the leaflet and was distributed to New Britain, New Guinea and Bougainville. The leaflet has two messages, one for the natives and the other for Japanese troops. The message in Pidgin encourages the natives to assist a Japanese solder wishing to surrender. The Japanese message urges the recipient to surrender rather than to die in vain. It also mentions that the message on the other side instructs the natives to take the holder of this leaflet to an Allied camp and that Japanese POWs will be transferred to Australia until hostilities cease.