Sûjiku giri no ki [The paulonia tree of the Axis].

Accession Number RC04866
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J106
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 15 x 12 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 16 August 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) during the Second World War. This leaflet is written in Japanese and was distributed to Melanesia and Netherlands East Indies. An English translation of the text is attached. The message compares the resignation of Mussolini and the imminent downfall of Hitler and Tojo to falling leaves from a paulonia tree. It also mentions the capture of 290,000 POWs in North Africa alone and the landing of the Allies on Sicily.