|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J112|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 12.7 x 16.3 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||5 November 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.|
Itaria kudaru [Italy falls].
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 New Guinea and Solomon Islands. It is accompanied by an English translation of the text. The purpose of this leaflet is to discourage Japanese troops. The message draws the attention of Japanese troops to the fact that the war theatre has extended considerably and the Japanese Navy does not have the capacity to supply to the troops so widely spread out. It states that Japanese soldiers in New Guinea are suffering from shortages of food and from tropical diseases. The message also raises the question why Japan did not rest content with Manchuria and North China.