Katazushite nanno warera zo (What We Have to Do to Win)
- Katazushite nanno warera zo (What We Have to Do to Win)
Photography booklet, first and only edition. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. Large oblong 8vo. Original flexible boards.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
An important photographic work published by the Imperial Army Information Bureau together with Kokusai Hodo. After Front magazine the present work carries some of the best propaganda photography produced during the war. According to the imprint 50,000 copies of this work were printed, however this is very likely to be an act of wilful disinformation in order to hide the enormous problems with paper supplies. It is the first time we have seen this work and we have been reliably assured of its rarity. In 1940 the government had created a single national press agency in order to ensure a successful regime of censorship. The number of newspapers printed nationally was reduced from about 1,500 in the 1930s to only fifty-four papers by the end of 1941. This booklet documents how Asahi Shimbun, a newspaper with a strong liberal tradition, had become a voice for militaristic propaganda during the war. Only one copy in OCLC (Waseda). (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.392 (Photobook number)
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