|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J272|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 20.2 x 16.4 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||29 May 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 states that all roads for escape have been blocked by the Allied Forces and urges Japanese troops to surrender. It guarantees that Japanese POWs will be given necessary medical attention and food, and will not be subjected to undue humiliation. The leaflet also mentions that more than 7,000 Japanese POWs have already surrendered to the Allied Forces.