|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J187|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 20.3 x 16.5cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
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 Aitape and Hollandia. An English translation of the text is attached. The message reports that major Japanese airfields in Hollandia and Aitape were heavily bombed and the Japanese Air Force took evasive action because Imperial Headquarters ordered them to abandon the 18th Army so as to save planes. It urges Japanese ground troops to consider surrendering, now that the High Command has abandoned them.