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

Accession Number RC05146
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J258
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 25.6 x 20.0 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 31 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 Melanesia and the Netherlands East Indies. An English translation of the text is attached. The item contains two copies of the leaflet. The message emphasises that true loyalty demands that a Japanese solder preserve his life rather than die uselessly, so that he can contribute to the reconstruction of Japan after peace returns. The leaflet assures that Japanese POWs will be treated in accordance with international law on POWs. The English message on the back states that the bearer of the leaflet has ceased resistance and should be treated in accordance with international law.