German anti-American leaflet propaganda:
Gentlemen prefer blondes but blondes prefer strong and healthy men not cripples. You sure you will be lucky? That’s axactly what all the tens of thousands of cripples and maimed thought before THEY were hit…
The front design shows an American soldier who just got home from the war. He has am amputed leg and sees his girlfriend on the street with another man. Very hard and confronting German propaganda, that had a lot of effect on the American soldiers who got these in hand.
This is a leaflet that was spread by the Germans among American soldiers fighting against the Germans. These leaflets were dropped with bombs or shot against enemy lines by special designed leaflet mortars with hollow body to house the leaflets. The idea was to undermine american moral by aiming at the lonely and homesick feeling of the soldiers at the front.
These coloured and soft erotic leaflets are extremely rare, the here for sale leaflet (flugblattpropaganda) is a bit damaged at the edges, just like they all are. 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!
Very very rare!
Approximately 20,5 x 15 cm