|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J233|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 22.0 x 17.7 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||21 November 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Nihongun shôhei shokun [To officers and men of the Japanese Army and Navy].
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, the Netherlands East Indies and Melanesia. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet mentions the advance of the Allied Forces to Halmaheras and the Philippines, in addition to their successful landings at Aitape, Hollandia and Sansapor. It also reports the loss of naval power by the Japanese in the area. The message implies that the recipient should surrender now to serve their country in the future rather than die uselessly. The map on the back of the leaflet indicates the areas which have recently been captured by the Allied Forces.