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

Accession Number RC05120
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J230
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 21.5 x 13.8 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 18 October 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 the Netherlands East Indies. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet reports the landing of the Allied Forces in the Philippines, which places the Allies within striking distance of South China and allows them to control the sea lane between Japan and the Japanese-occupied areas in the South. The message stresses that it will be impossible for the Japanese war industry to benefit from natural resources in the South and for the High Command to send supplies and reinforcements to the Japanese forces in the South. The message blames the Japanese High Command for the hopeless situation.