Rheims, France: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, 1945. Item #1179
10 3/8” x 8 7/16”. Broadsheet printed both sides. Very good minus: old folds, some creasing and a 1½” tear going through one letter of text. A rare leaflet dropped by the Allies warning German civilians and foreign workers to flee in advance of invasion. The front of the sheet warned German civilians that their lives depended on evacuation. The other side, printed in French, Polish, Italian and Czech ended with the admonition “Foreign workers - live for your family and your homeland. Refuse to die working for Germany. ”Two weeks before this was issued, the RAF launched a 300 bomber attack against Mannheim. Ten days after this was printed, the 5th and 6th Infantry Divisions entered Frankfurt, taking control of the city on March 29th. While OCLC records no copies, we located a scan at the PsyWar Leaflet Archive at Psywar.org. An inartful partial google translation is available.