|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J89|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 12.5 x 10 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||4 June 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.|
Kôgun shôhei ni [To officers and men of the Imperial 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. A message in Japanese is printed on one side of a fine paper and an English translation of the Japanese text is provided on the back. Copies of the leaflet appear to have been attached to the ashes of Japanese servicemen whose bodies could be identified and were cremated by the Allied Forces. The message asks the Japanese forces to take the ashes back to the dead soldiers' families in Japan.