WW2 Propaganda Leaflet dropped by the Germans at Dunkirk 1940
A very rare original propaganda leaflet dropped on the British by the Germans at Dunkirk.
Measuring 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches this leaflet was dropped to try to persuade our troops to put down their arms. It didn't work.
This leaflet is in great condition especially considering it is nearly 80 years old.
The Dunkirk evacuation, codenamed Operation Dynamo and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, or just Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during WW2 from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940. The operation commenced after large numbers of Belgian, British, and French troops were cut off and surrounded by German troops during the six-week Batlle of France. In a speech to the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called this "a colossal military disaster", saying "the whole root and core and brain of the British Army" had been stranded at Dunkirk and seemed about to perish or be captured. In his "We Shall Fight Them On The Beaches" speech on 4 June, he hailed their rescue as a "miracle of deliverance"