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Item title: Japan lacks resources, warships and industrial capacity to win the Greater East Asia War
Title (romaji): Nihon Daitôasen o kachinuku(no) busshi to funabara to kôgyôryoku o kaku
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (7/9/12 J53)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial leaflets
AJRP series: Far Eastern Liaison Office propaganda leaflets
AJRP sub-series:
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: 7/9/12 J53
Inst. series: Various
Inst. sub-series:
Item: J53
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 pages, print and mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Leaflet
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 24/2/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Names: HORII
Languages: English, Japanese
Area:Buna [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Solomon Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Guadalcanal [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Solomon Islands]
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. It is a revised copy of J19. An English translation of the text is attached. The message states that the HORII unit fell in Buna due to the lack of reinforcements, while the Japanese troops in Guadalcanal are having only one meal a day and carrying little ammunition. It also mentions the substantially increased capacity of the Allies to produce ammunition, warships and supplies, as well as the strength of their air force. Difficulties faced by the Japanese in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands are also discussed in the leaflet. The message ascribes the predicament of the Japanese troops to the stupidity of Japanese army leaders. 50,000 of them were printed.
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Last modified:01/29/2002 12:06:31 PM
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