Deutsche Soldaten! Red Army Propaganda Handbill.
Deutsche Soldaten!

Deutsche Soldaten!

Place of Publication Not Stated: [Red Army], 1942-1944. No Edition Stated.

Handbill measuring 7 3/8 x 4 7/8 (187 x 124 mm), single page, printed on both sides on cheap paper.

Red Army handbill calling on German soldiers to lay down their arms and surrender. The handbill also serves as a safe-conduct pass for German soldiers who surrender to the Red Army (translating from the German): "German soldiers! All those captured by the Red Army are guaranteed life, good treatment, and return home after the War."

Text on both sides in German, with a small section also in Russian (the part guaranteeing free conduct). The handbill mentions a directive of Stalin, dated 23 February 1942. By then, the tide had started to turn against the Germans, so this handbill (and others like it) would have served to further undermine German morale. SCARCE.

CONDITION: Closed tear to one edge, paper heavily toned. A Very Good copy. Item #2016

Price: $75.00

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