John S. Minary Psychological Warfare Collection
John S. Minary was a member of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in the Psychological Warfare Department. His collection consists of 129 foreign language propaganda leaflets, booklets, and pamphlets prepared by the Psychological Warfare Department. The pamphlets, primarily in German, French, English, Polish, Russian, Italian, Serbian, and Dutch, targeted the psyche of the German Soldiers by convincing them that continuing to fight the war was useless and surrendering would render them more capable of aiding Germany’s reconstruction after the war. These leaflets were created to be dispersed before the defeat of Germany and after the invasion of Normandy.