Four small broadsheets, as below

Four small broadsheets, as below

[probably printed on Saipan: dropped and/or distributed at Leyte Bay, Philippines, 1944.]. On October 20, 1944 the U.S. Sixth Army invaded Leyte and on October 23-26 the famous Battle of Leyte Gulf resulted in a decisive U. S. Navy victory. These leaflets were likely air-dropped and/or distributed to the resident Filipinos by the American forces. 1) Don't block the roads! If you must leave your towns go across country or over trails. Verso: Clear the way for fighting men. Approx. 6½" x 5". Printed in brown. 2) Filipino patriots. American troops have landed in your area. They come to liberate you from the Japanese... Verso: The warriors of freedom have landed on your island. Approx. 7" x 5". Printed in blue. 3) [Text in Japanese] = Time is running out. With an image of a clock-face with 10 islands that have fallen to the American forces (Saipan, New Guinea, Guam, Tarawa, the Marshalls, etc.) and Japan itself at 12:00 o'clock. Verso: [Text in Japanese] = Why die now in the last few minutes of the war... This broadsheet obviously meant for the Japanese forces in the Philippines. 50,000 of these were dropped November 21, 1944. 4) [American flag.] Verso: [Philippine flag.] Approx. 5¼" x 8". Printed in red, white, blue, and yellow. Item #53014

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