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Item title: To officers and men of the Japanese Army
Title (romaji): Nihongun shôhei shokun
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (7/9/12 J255)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial leaflets
AJRP series: Far Eastern Liaison Office propaganda leaflets
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AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: 7/9/12 J255
Inst. series: Various
Inst. sub-series:
Item: J255
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 13 pages, mimeographed copy and print
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Leaflet
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 20/2/1945
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Languages: English, Japanese
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Content: This item is a Japanese-language propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office during the Second World War. 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. 300,000 of them were printed. 253,000 of these leaflets were dispatched to Lae on 27 April 1945 on 27 April and 15 May 1945, 150,000 to Morotai on 30 April 1945 and 12 May 1945, and 140,000 to Torokina on 28 May 1945.
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Last modified:09/12/2005 11:55:18 AM
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