|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J269|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 14.3 x 20.0 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||26 February 1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Nihongun shôhei shokun [To officers and men of the Japanese Army].
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 urges Japanese troops to surrender so that they can serve Japan in the future. The leaflet assures that Japanese POWs will be treated in accordance with the Geneva Convention and includes an extract from the Convention. The message mentions that 7,075 POWs have already been transferred to Australia and the Japanese government recently sent money through the International Red Cross for those POWs. 300,000 of them were printed. 150,000 of these leaflets were dispatched to Lae between 24 April and 15 May 1945, 102,000 to Morotai on 12 and 25 May 1945, and 50,000 to Torokina on 22 May 1945.