Firipin e no michishirube [Milestones to the Philippines].

Accession Number RC05121
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J231
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 33.0 x 20.5 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 13 November 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 Philipines, Marshall Islands, Palau Island, Saipan, Hollandia and Sansapor. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet concerns the landing of the Allied Forces in the Philippines and stresses that the capture of the Philippines has a significant impact on the sea transport between Japan and the Japanese-occupied territories in the South Seas. The message emphasises the superiority of the Allied Forces in the production of modern weapons and military equipment. The message also stresses the uselessness of continuing the war for the Japanese without adequate ammunition and air and naval support. It urges the Japanese troops to surrender so that they can contribute to the restoration of the country after the war.