Tôkô o unagasu chirashi [Surrender leaflet].

Accession Number RC04973
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J183
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 15.3 x 20.4 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made c 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

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. The back page of the leaflet has a message in Pidgin and an English translation of the text is also attached. The Japanese message announces the withdrawal of the Japanese from the area and urges the remaining troops to surrender. The English message on the leaflet notes that the holder of the leaflet has ceased resistance and should be treated in accordance with international law. The back page of the leaflet has a message in Pidgin warning the natives of harm the Japanese fleeing to their villages could cause them and encouraging them to escort the Japanese to the Allied positions.