How many new graveyards wait for you behind the Atlantic Wall? Nazi Propaganda.
How many new graveyards wait for you behind the Atlantic Wall?

How many new graveyards wait for you behind the Atlantic Wall?

Place of Publication Not Stated: [German Government], 1944. Single sheet, 3 5/16 x 4 7/8 inches (84 x 122 mm), printed on recto and verso. Slight toning to paper. A Near Fine copy. Small Nazi flyer targeting American troops. The recto features a striking image of black crosses in a graveyard, a not-so-subtle way to suggest what the Germans have in store for the Americans. On the verso, there's an imagined letter home to two women and seems to encourage desertion: "...I guess there isn't any very big chance of my ever seeing you again...Unless...Unless I should turn round like the proverbial worm and say: Look here, buddies, I don't get why the hell I should go and get myself killed for a crowd of politicians and warprofiteers, for FDR or Iky Moses or no one....So cheer up folks! I may see you again after all...even if I have to swim for it." (And, of course, it wouldn't be Nazi propaganda if it didn't somehow invoke the Jews, as the "letter" also contains a couple of pejorative references to "Morgenthau.") The flyer shows a date of 1944 printed at the top of the "letter." It was likely distributed sometime before D-Day, when the Allies would have to cross the Atlantic Wall fortifications that the Germans had built along the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, and the North Sea. No other copies in commerce as of March 15, 2018. Nor do we find any institutional holdings in OCLC WorldCat. RARE. Item #1484

Price: $175.00

See all items in Military
See all items by