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

Accession Number RC05158
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J272
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 20.2 x 16.4 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 29 May 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 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.