|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J140|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 13.9 x 19 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||21 December 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.|
Nihongun shôhei shokun [To officers and men of the Japanese forces].
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 Buna, Gona, Lae and the Finschhafen Area. It is accompanied by an English translation of the text. The message stresses that many Japanese soldiers died without fighting due to the lack of food and medication. It urges Japanese soldiers to surrender rather than to continue fighting auseless war. The message also tries to convince the Japanese that there is no use fighting with bodies weakened by tropical diseases.