PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR ....


FALLING FROM THE SKY

Means of spreading the leaflets were:

  1. Mostly spread by bomber airplanes on there way to Germany and other enemy territory.
  2. Shelling with artillery grenades. Also sometimes by rockets and mortars. Short range combat.
  3. Hanging the leaflets under balloons (with a release mechanism) and let them float over enemy country.
  4. Spreading by hand (e.g. resistance groups working for the allies or patrols behind enemy lines).(*)

Pictures and information on the above methods of spreading

Underneath you see clickable links to pictures + explaining texts.
(*)An example of the 'spreading by hand' method is given in the special link 'Wartime opinion on leaflets'. You can find this link in the menu at the right.

airdropping leaflets by hand airdropping leaflets by static-line box airdropping leaflets by Monroe bomb airdropping leaflets by balloon shelling leaflets by artillery
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Early handdrops... Boxdrops... Monroe bomb drops... Balloon drops... Shelling...

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