'Formosan Leaflet' flier

Title

'Formosan Leaflet' flier

Description

A flier issued by the Allied Forces during World War II after General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippine Islands in 1944. It was probably airdropped to the citizens of Formosa, soon after General MacArthur landed in October, 1944. One side features an image of a man with American planes flying overhead, with the word 'Hope'. The other side states that the Americans would soon be coming to free the people of Formosa from their Japanese oppressors. The flier is numbered '1 H 6'. 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
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda

Place

Taiwan

Language

English
Japanese

Identifier

PUA_MS70_075

Rights

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