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German Propaganda Pamphlet - Anti-Semitic POETRY

"I want to go home", German, aerial propaganda booklet, 14 pages, 6.5 in. x 5 in. Text in English. Containing 9 poems (doggerel verse?), purporting to have been written by Allied soldiers , e.g. "I don't want to be a soldier, I don't want to go to war ......, etc., etc." The flimsy booklet weighs some 8 grams. It was disseminated, probably by artillery shell, during the campaign in Italy, circa June-July 1944. The poems are prefaced by a 2-page message, directed at Allied soldiers on the front line: "He knows that this war is the rich man's war and the poor man's fight. He knows that the profiteers, politicians and Jews are heaping up money, while he is stuck in the mud. And he knows also that the present advance in Italy will not bring about any change, because he knows the Germans too well....". An unusual example of psychological warfare (Psywar).

 

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