Nihongun shôhei shokun [To officers and men of the Japanese Army and Navy].

Accession Number RC05123
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J233
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 22.0 x 17.7 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 21 November 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 the Philipines, the Netherlands East Indies and Melanesia. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet mentions the advance of the Allied Forces to Halmaheras and the Philippines, in addition to their successful landings at Aitape, Hollandia and Sansapor. It also reports the loss of naval power by the Japanese in the area. The message implies that the recipient should surrender now to serve their country in the future rather than die uselessly. The map on the back of the leaflet indicates the areas which have recently been captured by the Allied Forces.