"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).