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

Accession Number RC05155
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J269
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 14.3 x 20.0 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 26 February 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 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.