Propaganda Leaflet: Aachen den Kriegs Verhängerern geopfert (Flugblattpropaganda)
A very rare leaflet that was dropped from allied airplanes over the city of Aachen (near the border of the Netherlands) to undermine German moral and point out that the war was lost.
This is a leaflet that was spread by the Allied (American) army among German soldiers (and civilians) fighting against the allied army’s. These leaflets were dropped with bombs or shot over enemy lines by special designed leaflet mortars with hollow body to house the leaflets. The idea was to undermine German moral by aiming at the lonely and homesick feeling of the soldiers at the front.
These leaflets are extremely rare, the here for sale leaflet (flugblattpropaganda) is only a bit damaged at the edges, just like they all are, but actually it is in as good condition as possible. Remember, these were dropped together with bombs from airplanes and most leaflets either didn’t survive this or were simply thrown away. This one here survived and tells an amazing part of history!