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

Accession Number RC05144
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J256
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 23.3 x 14.8 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 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 Melanesia and the Netherlands East Indies. An English translation of the text is attached. The message stresses that further resistance will result in futile deaths. It mentions that more than 7,000 Japanese prisoners of war decided to surrender so that they could live to serve their country after the war. The leaflet includes a picture of two Japanese prisoners of war enjoying gardening at a prisoner-of-war camp.