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Item title: Address to my comrades
Title (romaji): SenyĆ» ni tsugu
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (7/9/12 J279)
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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 J279
Inst. series: Various
Inst. sub-series:
Item: J279
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 5 pages, mimeographed copy and print
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Leaflet
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 16/3/1945
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 is a Japanese-language propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office. An English translation of the text is attached. The leaflet describes the unfavourable situation for the Germans in Europe, a string of losses suffered by the Japanese in the Asia Pacific region, the predicament in which Japanese troops have found themselves in New Guinea and the acts of the Japanese government and commanders who betray their soldiers. The message criticises the military leaders who started the war with no hope of winning it and the Japanese politicians who have acted in the interest of the military, bureaucrats and zaibatsu without much consideration to the life of the ordinary people. The author urges his fellow Japanese soldiers to surrender so that they will be able to reconstruct a new Japan where freedom of the people is firmly established. 200,000 of them were printed. 110,500 of these leaflets were dispatched to Lae on 27 April 1945, 50,000 to Morotai on 30 April 1945, 9,000 to 200 Sqn on 12 May 1945, and 41,000 to Torokina on 18 May 1945.
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Last modified:11/28/2001 04:22:17 PM
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