'Future of Formosa' flier

Title

'Future of Formosa' flier

Description

A paper flier issued by the Allied Forces for the people of Formosa during World War II after the battle for Manila 1945. The flier was probably airdropped on Formosa soon after the battle for Manila ended in March, 1945. It is written in Chinese on one side and Japanese on the other. It features an image of the Chinese war god on one side and a Chinese religious figure on the other. The flier describes the Allied Forces victories in the Solomon Islands and Manila, and the likelyhood of the Japanese troops retreat from Formosa. It explains the status that Formosa will have once the Japanese have left the island of Formosa, according to the Cairo Declaration. The intent of this leaflet was to give the people of Formosa hope of liberation. The flier is numbered '1-FO-1'. It 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

Is Part Of

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

Subject

Leaflets dropped from aircraft
World War, 1939-1945--Taiwan--Sources

Place

Taiwan

Language

English
Japanese
Chinese

Identifier

PUA_MS70_051

Rights

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