|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J154|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 15.2 x 20 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||6 January 1944|
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 Army].
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. It is accompanied by an English translation of the text which notes that the leaflet is designed to bring home the hopelessness of the situation to the Japanese troops. The leaflet states that there is no use fighting to defend one's position for one more day when defeat is inevitable. It urges Japanese soldiers to surrender and to live for the future of their country, as Japan will need them for her post-war reconstruction.