Kenmei naru 18 Gun shôhei shokun [Judicious officers and men of the 18th Army.]

Accession Number RC05136
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J248
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 21.5 x 21.5 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 9 January 1945
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 Philippines and New Guinea. An English translation of the text is attached.The leaflet takes the form of a letter supposedly written by a Japanese soldier who has surrendered to the Allied Forces. The leaflet details the consecutive losses suffered by the Japanese forces in New Guinea and the recent landing of the Americans in the Philippines. The message urges the recipient to surrender rather than to die in vain, so that he can contribute to the post-war reconstruction of Japan.