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Three Tons of Explosives1944-1945
1 Leaflet: Red Black and White
Drei Tonnen Sprengstoff
Obverse: were left behind at an aerodome, in order that these leaflets may be dropped. One aeroplane flew here with no other load than leaflets. Why? Does the enemy have to economise with bombs? You know the Allies have enough planes and bombs to step up even more than already concentrated bombing warfare. no– the purpose of these leaflets is not to destroy lives, but to save lives. Therefore read this leaflet carefully. On the other side it carries three vital instructions for you and your family. Warning: Planes cannot always drop instructions and advice to the civilian population in time. in your own interest therefore, tune in to Radio London, Moscow or Luxembourg. Keep yourself and your neighbors informed about the warnings, orders and instructions of the approaching Allied armies. These instructions are meant to shorten the war and to avoid unnecessary bloodshed. Reverse: Read and consider Then: ACT! 1. you are not a soldier. still the party is determined to sacrifice you on the German battlefield, to prolong, for a short while, a war that has already been decided. In your own interest, therefore, follow this warning: avoid the vicinity of all factories, thoroughfares, and railway lines. Bring your family to safety in time. 2. the party demands that you continue to work until the very last moment. Then you are to expose yourself to the even greater danger of a Volkssturm battle. in your interest, therefore, follow this instruction: Evade the volkssturm! Help others to do the same. Leave your place of work in time. 3. the men at the front are to fight the armored superiority of the enemy with naked hands. They are brave. but they are beign sacrificed senselessly. In your own interest therefore, follow this advice: Convince the soldiers of the uselessness of their sacrifices. They must conserve themselves for the job of reconstruction.
CollectionJohn S. Minary Psychological Warfare Collection
Language: english, german