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UWP-0047 WWII US Propaganda dropped on Japanese forces in Pacific (2-J-1)

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This is a nice WWII US Propaganda dropped on Japanese forces in Pacific.  This was part of a series of Army Psychological Warfare Branch leaflets as a part of a  series of leaflets that depicts Japanese soldiers left behind as a part of General MacArthur's advance through the Pacific during his "Island-Hopping" campaign. Other similar leaflets depicted a lone Japanese soldier standing on an island (6-J-1) or a lone Japanese soldier watching a battle take place on a nearby island (22-J-1). These leaflets all had the basic same message, as we have not had this particular one translated. You are cut off and there will be no resupply. There will be no food, no water, no ammunition and no reinforcements. Some of the text on this leaflet is: "Before you reach this miserable state, which is more than men ought to endure so far from home, we want you to keep something in mind. Those who choose to come to an honorable understanding with us will find that we treat them as human beings, not as enemies. We shall hold it a duty to see that they gave clothing food, shelter and medical care.  These leaflets do not ask the Japanese soldier to surrender. To save face, it simply asks that he reach an "honorable understanding" with the Americans.  It is unknown how these leaflets were usually disseminated but the most common method was to airdrop them over the islands passed over.  So most if not all surviving examples came back in the hands of US service members.

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