JAPANESE PROPAGANDA leaflet WW2 BURMA INDIA c 1942 British looting crops

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Aug 17, 2014
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An original leaflet, printed by the Japanese Army, probably in 1942/3.
Probably air dropped, or possibly distributed via pro-Japanese Burmese, to Indian troops or Indian populace.
British troops killing and harassing Indian farmers as they harvest their crops.
Text looks to be in Urdu,Hindi and Bengali.
"Farmers Hide your harvest, before the British steal it " .
Coloured halftone.
Measuring 182 x 127 mm.
Central vertial creasing with marking and edge tearing.
Very few survive.
This one was brought back to UK in the back-pack of a serving Tommy.
Interestingly, Japanese script written in pencil on the back.
(If only this leaflet could relate its history !)

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