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Two words that saved 950,000 lives

1944-1945
   

Physical Description:

1 Leaflet: Red, Black, and White

Subject: American Expeditionary Forces



JSM ZG 116 R

Obverse: Two words that recused 1,000,000 lives. “Ei Sörrender” said 950,000 of your comrades in the west alone, because they realized that their position was hopeless.    “Ei Sörrender” meant for 950,000 of your comrades, that they came from the hell of mechanized warfare into saftey      “Ei Sörrender” meant for 950,000 of your comrades, that they see home again, safe and sound, after the war.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              also for you two words show the road home, two words: “Ei Sörrender”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reverse:  What to do? Individual soldiers or small groups arise and remove tour helmet and belt. Lift your hands and swing either a handkerchief or a leaflet. Allied soldiers are in the near proximity so they are to be called by “Ei Sörrender”. safe conducts, although helpful, are not absolutely essential. Collection points for prisoners of war are located along the main highways and thoroughfares.   Where large groups surrender, this has to be carried out while observing military discipline. The ranking non-commissioned officer is responsible for its orderly execution. Officers surrender their units in a body if possible to an allied officer of equal rank. If parleys are required, authorized parliamentaries may be sent according to the Hague convention, to contact the nearest Allied Command Post

Treatment of Prisoners:     1. Immediate Removal from the battle zone. Base camps are ready to recieve you.   2. Decent Treatment. According to the Geneva convention, you are treated like soldiers.   3. good Food. You receive the same nourishment as we, the best fed army in the world.   4. Hospital care. Your wounded and sick are treated just like our own.   5. Mail Connection. You can write 4 postcards and 4 letters home per man per month.   6. Return home. After the war you are returned home as soon as possible.

Collection


Location: Vault
Holding ID: ZG 116

Language: english
Countries: Germany