|Collection number||Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J106|
|Collection type||Published Collection|
|Measurement||Overall: 15 x 12 cm|
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|Date made||16 August 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.|
Sûjiku giri no ki [The paulonia tree of the Axis].
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.