Minami Taiheiyô Shûhô dai 21 gô [South Pacific Weekly No.21, 4 October].

Accession Number RC04896
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J121
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall : 12.3 x 18.5 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 17 November 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

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 Melanesia and the Netherlands East Indies. An English translation of the text is attached. This issue is dated on 4 October 1943 and covers the death of NAGATA Hidejirô and the amalgamation of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as well as the proposal to establish the Ministry of Munitions. The bulletin also reports the advance of the Allied Forces in New Guinea, the landing of the Australians near Finschhafen, the attacks on the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester, Gasmata and Finschhafen, the failed air attack of the Japanese naval planes, the bombing of Japanese airfields in the Wewak area, the Allied attack on the Gilbert Islands, the capture of the Ellice Islands and the attack on a Japanese convoy in Bougainville Straits. It also touches on the situation in Europe, including the defeat of Germany in Russia and the fall of major cities in Italy.