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Item title: Pictorial leaflet - a collection of pictures showing Japanese shipping losses
Title (romaji): Shashintsuki chirashi - Nihon senpaku sôshitsu shashinshû
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (7/9/52 J229)
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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: 7/9/52 J229
Inst. series: Various
Inst. sub-series:
Item: J229
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 3 pages, print and mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Leaflet
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 26/9/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Languages: English, Japanese
Area:Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
New Ireland [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Wewak [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape Wewak Area]
Content: This item is a pictorial propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office during the Second World War. An English translation of the text and captions is attached. The leaflet includes a number of pictures depicting the naval losses of Japan in the Pacific. The main text warns Japanese soldiers that it is not possible to continue modern warfare in the Pacific without ships and air support. It also states that garrisons on the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, the Marshalls and the Marianas were sacrificed uselessly. This item is a reprint of J222. 200,000 of them were printed. 50,000 of these leaflets were dispatched to Darwin in 23 and 30 November 1944, 90,000 to Hollandia on 9 December 1944, 30,000 to Nadzab on 15 December 1944, 30,000 to Torokina on 5 January 1945 and 3,000 to Darwin on 6 January 1945.
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Last modified:01/14/2002 04:39:24 PM
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