|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J274|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 16.5 x 21.5 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||2 March 1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Minami Taiheiyô Jihô dai 42 gô [South Pacific News Bulletin No.42].
A propaganda newspaper produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) during the Second World War. The item is written in Japanese and was distributed to Iwo Jima and Tokyo. An English translation of the text is attached. This issue reports the advance of the Allied Forces toward mainland Japan, the bombing of Tokyo by B-29 bombers, the bombing of major Japanese industrial sites, the return of Allied battleships to the Cavite Naval Bases and the underperformance of the Japanese Navy in securing supply lines. It also reports on the war situation in Europe, the Crimea Conference and the control over Italy. This issue includes a picture of an Allied nurse feeling the pulse of a wounded Japanese soldiers and a picture of British battleship H.M.S. Howe.