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"Peace in Europe" propaganda leaflet

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Title

"Peace in Europe" propaganda leaflet

Description

A propaganda leaflet issued by the Allied Forces during World War II after the end of the war in Europe in 1945. The leaflets were probably airdropped to Japanese troops on the Philippine Islands soon after the war ended in Europe in May, 1945. One side features an illustration of a Japanese soldier reading a paper with the headline "The European War Has Ended". The other side features text describing the peace in Europe and the end of hunger, carnage and battle. It states that men will soon be reunited with their families. The intent of the leaflet was to demoralize Japanese troops by pointing out their weaknesses, with the hope of inducing their surrender. It is numbered "28-J-1". The leaflet is accompanied by an official description and translation of the text into English. This is one item from a scrapbook of propaganda leaflets and related materials that was compiled by the Psychological Warfare Branch of the Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II. The scrapbook belonged to Colonel Karl F. Baldwin of the United States Army, who helped establish the propaganda program. It contains approximately 200 pieces of propaganda, mostly in Japanese, that were intended for distribution in the Philippines, Japan, and other nearby areas.

Creator

Allied Forces. South West Pacific Area. Psychological Warfare Branch

Date

1945

Is Part Of

Psychological Warfare Branch Scrapbook of American Propaganda Leaflets (MS.70)

Subject

Leaflets dropped from aircraft
World War, 1939-1945--Philippines--Sources
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda

Language

English
Japanese

Identifier

PUA_MS70_047

Spatial Coverage

Philippines

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

Citation

Allied Forces. South West Pacific Area. Psychological Warfare Branch, “"Peace in Europe" propaganda leaflet,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed May 23, 2019, https://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/13394.