'Rakkasan News No. 20' propaganda newspaper

Title

'Rakkasan News No. 20' propaganda newspaper

Description

A propaganda newspaper issued by the Allied Forces during World War II. The newspapers were airdropped to Japanese troops and civilians in an attempt to weaken the morale of the Japanese by informing them of the true state of the war. The newspapers were published by the Psychological Warfare Branch in Manilla, probably between March and August of 1945. This newspaper is issue number 20, published in July, 1945. The issue covers the death toll of the Japanese, the Japanese troops dying of starvation and the American's goal for peace. It is accompanied by an official description and translation of the text into English. This newspaper was included in a scrapbook of propaganda issued by the Psychological Warfare Branch which was collected for Colonel Karl F. Baldwin.

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--Japan--Sources
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda

Place

Japan

Language

English
Japanese

Identifier

PUA_MS70_123

Rights

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