|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J256|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 23.3 x 14.8 cm|
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 Melanesia and the Netherlands East Indies. An English translation of the text is attached. The message stresses that further resistance will result in futile deaths. It mentions that more than 7,000 Japanese prisoners of war decided to surrender so that they could live to serve their country after the war. The leaflet includes a picture of two Japanese prisoners of war enjoying gardening at a prisoner-of-war camp.