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"Germany Surrenders" propaganda leaflet

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Title

"Germany Surrenders" propaganda leaflet

Description

A propaganda leaflet issued by the Allied Forces during World War II. The leaflets were airdropped on Japanese troops in the Philippines in 1945, soon after the German surrender. One side of the leaflet depicts a crumbling swastika with the words "Germany Surrenders" inscribed. The other side of the leaflet shows bayonets with allied countries names written on them, all pointed at Japan. The leaflets were intended to weaken the Japanese morale by showing that the whole of the Allied Forces were focused on Japan. The leaflet is numbered "IJ6". It is accompanied by an official description and translation of the text into English. This is one item from a scrapbook of propaganda leaflets and related materials that was compiled by the Psychological Warfare Branch of the Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II. The scrapbook belonged to Colonel Karl F. Baldwin of the United States Army, who helped establish the propaganda program. It contains approximately 200 pieces of propaganda, mostly in Japanese, that were intended for distribution in the Philippines, Japan, and other nearby areas.

Creator

Allied Forces. South West Pacific Area. Psychological Warfare Branch

Date

1945

Is Part Of

Psychological Warfare Branch Scrapbook of American Propaganda Leaflets (MS.70)

Subject

Leaflets dropped from aircraft
World War, 1939-1945--Philippines--Sources
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda

Language

English
Japanese

Identifier

PUA_MS70_017

Spatial Coverage

Philippines

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

Citation

Allied Forces. South West Pacific Area. Psychological Warfare Branch, “"Germany Surrenders" propaganda leaflet,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed May 23, 2019, https://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/13365.