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

Accession Number RC05143
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J255
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 19.5 x 23.0 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 20 February 1945
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 Australia and New Guinea. An English translation of the text is attached. It includes two copies of the leaflet. The message urges the recipient to surrender immediately to join their 7,000 comrades in Australia rather than to die a useless death. The leaflet includes pictures depicting the daily life of Japanese prisoners of war in Australia. The leaflet introduces a summary of the general rules at a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Australia. The message stresses that thousands of Japanese prisoners of war from New Guinea are confident that their decisions are correct and are making every effort to train their mind and body for the future.