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Item title: To officers and men of the Japanese Army
Title (romaji): Nihongun no shôhei
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (7/9/5 BPXJ1)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial leaflets
AJRP series: Far Eastern Liaison Office propaganda leaflets
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: 7/9/5 BPXJ1
Inst. series: Various
Inst. sub-series:
Item: BPXJ1
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 pages, mimeographed
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Leaflet
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): ?/6/1945
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Languages: English, Japanese
Area:Balikpapan [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Borneo (Kalimantan), Balikpapan Area]
Tarakan [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Borneo (Kalimantan)]
Borneo (Kalimantan) [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia)]
Content: This item is a small leaflet urging the Japanese forces in Borneo to surrender. The Japanese message on the back of the leaflet advises that the Allied Forces have recaptured Balikpapan, Tarakan and a large part of North Borneo and an attempt to escape will result in death from starvation, sickness or superior Allied weapons. It mentions that 9,500 Japanese soldiers in Okinawa surrendered to the Allied Forces, and encourages the recipient of the leaflet to follow the example. The message assures that Japanese POWs will be treated in accordance with international law and be given sufficient food and medical attention.
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Last modified:08/26/2003 04:02:21 PM
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