'Cairo Declaration' flier

Title

'Cairo Declaration' flier

Description

A paper flier issued by the Allied Forces for the people of the Island of Formosa during World War II after the return of General Douglas MacArthur to the Philippine Islands. The flier was probably air dropped soon after General MacArthur landed in October, 1944. The text is written in Chinese on one side and Japanese on the other side. The flier explains the Cairo Declaration and the status afforded to Formosa following the end of Japanese occupation. It was intended to inform the people of Formosa of the Allied Forces post-war aims with regards to the Island of Formosa. It is numbered '2-FO-1'. The flier 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_052

Rights

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