German anti-American propaganda leaflet: Farewell, remember her last kiss… (flugblatt propaganda).
The front design shows the American soldier kissing his wife or girlfriend goodbye when leaving for Europa, to fight against nazi Germany. The idea behind this propaganda leaflet was to undermine American moral, to get American soldiers thinking they made the wrong choice and should be back at home with their wifes/girlfriends. This didn’t miss it’s aim, these pamphlets were very 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 airplane 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 leaflets are extremely rare, the offered leaflet here 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! very rare!!!!