Seven original aerial propaganda leaflets dropped by Bomber Command (six over Germany; one over France), 1939-1945; with copies of a further two (in German). All nine items with accompanying contemporary typewritten translations by W. A. Green.

British propaganda leaflets dropped on Germany and France by Bomber Command, 1939-1945 [World War Two; Psywar; Political Warfare Executive]
Publication details: 
1939 to 1945.
SKU: 7874

Seven scarce examples of English Second World War propaganda, six aimed at Germany and the last at France. Ephemeral and scarce. The seven are clear and complete, on lightly-aged paper with occasional minor rust spotting. Each consists of two pages printed on a leaf 21 x 13.5 cm, except for Five, the dimensions of which are 21 x 13 cm. Five (red and black) is the only item not printed simply in black and white. All seven in German, except Seven, which is in French. All translations in typescript and on A4 leaves. ONE: Headed 'Deutsche Luftwaffe uber Grossbritannien GESCHLAGEN!' Ends 'Sieht das nach einer deutschen Luftherrschaft aus?!' With table. Ownership inscription of 'W. A. Green' at head. Translation (2 pp) headed 'German Air Force beaten over Great Britain.' TWO: Headed 'Wer spricht die Wahrheit? Photographs of Churchill, Goebbels and an American plane. Translation (one page, first part only) headed 'Who is telling the truth?' THREE: Headed 'Drei Versprechen'. Translation (5 pp, initialed 'W. A. G.') headed 'Three promises.' FOUR: One page headed 'Gestapolen' and the other 'Wer sind die Plutokraten?' The second page Carries a caricature of 'Dr. Ley' in the back of a limousine and a cartoon of a sleeping couple dreaming of a car. Translation (1 p, initialed 'W. A. G.') headed 'Gestapoland.' FIVE (in red and black): Headed 'Nach Hitlers Sturz'. SIX: One page headed '1914 Die Annektionspolitik' and the other '1917 Sieg im Osten!' Illustration on frist page of Foch and Hindenburg, and on the second illustrations of a German soldier returning home to an impoverished wife and child, and of a German soldier, blinded in one eye, being embraced by his sweetheart. Translation (one page, initialed 'W. A. G.') beginning '1914 The policy of annexation in Belgium aroused the indignation of the civilised world'. SEVEN: In French. Headed 'Femmes Francaises! Meme si, aujourd'hui, ils affectent la courtoisie, ce sont LES MEMES ALLEMANDS QU'HIER!' Translation (2 pp, initialed 'W. A. G.') headed 'French women! Even if today they pretend to be courteous, they are the same Germans as yesterday!' The two copies, on photographic paper, are as follows. EIGHT (12mo, on two separate pieces of photographic paper): Headed, on one side, 'Hitler Mathematik'; and with two photographs of corpses on the other, with caption 'Fuhrer befiehl, Wir folgen Dir.' Translation (12mo, 1 p, initialed 'W. A. G.') headed '(Of red border) | "Command us, Fuhrer, and we will follow you". NINE (12mo, 1 p): Headed, beneath eagle and swastika, 'Amtliche Bekanntmachung.' Translation (4to, 2 pp), headed '(Here is the sign of the eagle and swastika) | Official Announcement.' COPAC does not appear to give any results for any of these items.