|Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J249
|Overall: 21.3 x 21.5 cm
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|9 January 1945
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.
Senyû ni tsugu [My comrades].
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 New Guinea. An English translation of the text is attached. The message, supposedly written by a Japanese prisoner of war, expresses his concern about his comrades' health. He alleges that the majority of commanders are self-centred enough to keep their men's rations for themselves. He emphasises that the defeat of Japan is inevitable and that the most important thing is to inform the Japanese people of the misery of this war so that the same mistake will not be made by the next generation.