Happy Days.....Gone. Nazi Propaganda.
Happy Days.....Gone

Happy Days.....Gone

Place of Publication Not Stated: [German Government], 1944. Single sheet, printed on both sides, 5 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches (139 x 208 mm). Some soiling and abrasions that extend through the thin paper, creating small holes. Good. Nazi propaganda flyer aimed at American troops. On the front is a drawing of a man and woman dancing, with a soldier's grave below them (there was never anything subtle about Nazi propaganda). On the verso, there's text addressed to the Americans: "Remember those happy days when you stepped out with your best girl 'going places and doing things? No matter whether you two were enjoying a nice juicy steak at some tony restaurant or watching a thrilling movie with your favourite stars performing, or dancing to the lilt of a swing band, you were happy." And then comes the kicker: "WHAT IS LEFT OF ALL THIS? Nothing! Nothing but days and nights of the heaviest fighting and for many of you NOTHING BUT A PLAIN WOODEN CROSS IN FOREIGN SOIL!" The flyer is dated 2-44 in small print at the bottom of the text, several months before the Normandy invasion. SCARCE. Item #1485

Price: $100.00

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