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US Army Leaflet to German soldiers

Discussion in 'Western Europe' started by Hecke, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Hecke

    Hecke Active Member

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    Received this today,wich i think is very nice and interesting.Its from early 1945

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    Quite nice indeed , something to bring your morale down ,especially for the soldiers whose towns are mentioned in this leaflet.
     
  3. Hecke

    Hecke Active Member

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    yes it is..this one has top be frames :)
     
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    Nice piece. Those are my favorite to collect as well. Such an interesting part of the war.
     
  5. Hecke

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    thats true..there exist so many of them.....
     
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    Can anyone post a translation?
     
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    I might translate it for you, just got to find some time to do this.
     
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    No rush. Thank you in advance.
     
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    Basically it tells the Reich is falling apart. It starts with headlines mentioning the Russians are at the gates of Königberg and Breslau and that east Prussia is now cut off from Germany. Then it mentions a list of East prussian and Silezian cities already in Rusisan hands (Allenstein etc...) Tnen it mentions the situation in Poland with the fall of Bromberg. On the Westfront it's the same with English in Heinsberg and the Südfront with the fall of Bologna and Florence. Hope this helps .
     
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    Oh,ive totally forgot to show the back of this paper...Will Do it soon..there is a nig headline on the back,if i rememver right it was WHEN WILL YOU COME?
     
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    Can't wait Hecke.
     
  12. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Thanks for posting the leaflet, Hecke. I've been reading the AARs of the 11th Armored Division and it mentions firing propaganda leaflets onto enemy positions and broadcasting psychological messages on a public address system. It's interesting to see an example of the type of leaflets that were used.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    Thanks Hecke for posting the leaflet. I have read about them but never seen one. Thanks also to Skipper for telling us non-German readers for telling what it says.
     

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