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Re: Postcards

Post by PropCollector » 31 May 2004 10:27

JLEES wrote:Hans,
There were also Allied postcards dropped on the Germans by the Allies. These typically make fun of NSDAP officials.
James,

I also have a few of these German 'phoney war - drole guerre' cards for the French. But you write you do have some allied for Germans also? Could we exchange info on what we have of the allied ones? For me it is the infomartion on what excists that is important.

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Postcard

Post by JLEES » 31 May 2004 12:11

Hans,
No problem! I'll scan the card later today and place it on this site for you to look at.
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Postcard

Post by JLEES » 01 Jun 2004 00:13

Hans,
Here is the WWII British 3rd Reich Propaganda forgery Postcard, front and rear side. It depicts Reichleiter Dr. Ley and shows a descrepancy in the food supply for the common people and NS establishment. It is also franked with the 3Pfg Hitlerhead British forgery. This card is one of several belonging to a set dropped on the Germans in WWII. I do not know how many are in the set.
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Post by Geli » 01 Jun 2004 03:35

Regarding the text in that "Kraft durch Furcht" sheet...

I think it's kind of interesting that the British were telling the German people, in 1943, that the Jews were being exterminated by gas. I can see how confusing it must have been for people. "Is this just a rumor the enemy is starting, or is it true?"

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Re: Postcard

Post by PropCollector » 01 Jun 2004 09:41

JLEES wrote:Hans,
Here is the WWII British 3rd Reich Propaganda forgery Postcard, front and rear side. It depicts Reichleiter Dr. Ley and shows a descrepancy in the food supply for the common people and NS establishment. It is also franked with the 3Pfg Hitlerhead British forgery. This card is one of several belonging to a set dropped on the Germans in WWII. I do not know how many are in the set.
James
I do have this one also. You show the "Drucksache" version. It also exists in a "Feldpost" version. See attachment.

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Post by PropCollector » 01 Jun 2004 09:49

James,

another one from my collection is along the same propaganda lines. But now it is not only a difference between food supply, but also other differences between ordinary Germans and nazi leaders are described. For instance that the leaders did not have to allow bombed-out people to be quartered at their houses.

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Post by PropCollector » 01 Jun 2004 09:55

A last one.

This one describes how Hitler put aside his experienced Generals. There are several of this series with Generals, but i only have this (restored) one.

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Postcards

Post by JLEES » 01 Jun 2004 11:06

Hans,
I never seen the other cards before. I just remembered the Soviets dropped faked German Feldpost cards on the Wehrmacht for them to mail home. I'll have to look for mine and scan it for you. It depicts a German helmet with about ten bombs falling on it. Do you have this postcard?
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Re: Postcards

Post by PropCollector » 01 Jun 2004 12:56

JLEES wrote:It depicts a German helmet with about ten bombs falling on it. Do you have this postcard?
It does not ring a bell. Please show!
I have one or two other soviet cards aimed at Germans. Will look them up.

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Soviet Feldpost Card

Post by JLEES » 02 Jun 2004 23:19

Hans,
Sorry for not getting back with you sooner, but I've been very busy and it took me two days to find it. Here is a Soviet made German Feldpost Card immitation. I understand they were dropped on German troops so they could be mailed home. Could you translate some of it? I'm sure it would be interesting to read.
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Re: Soviet Feldpost Card

Post by PropCollector » 03 Jun 2004 05:54

JLEES wrote:Hans,
Could you translate some of it? I'm sure it would be interesting to read.
James,

I do not remember seeing this one. Is it postcard paper or much thinner paper? Dimension? Same as postcard?

I will need a much better scan to translate. Also from the handwritten back! If to large for the forum, please send to [email protected]. I will place the translation here in the forum then.

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Re: Soviet Feldpost Card

Post by PropCollector » 03 Jun 2004 05:58

Sorry, should be [email protected]

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Postcard/Leaflet

Post by JLEES » 03 Jun 2004 11:19

Hans,
Over the years I've only seen three of these for sale, but I'm sure they're out there for a collector to find. It's printed on cheap/thin paper with 8.1 cm x 12.6 cm dimensions. The item is crudely cut and the dimensions could change slightly when measuring two of them. My card for example is not completely square and when scanning I had to cut some of the edges out. Nevertheless, here is a better scan of the writing.
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Re: Postcard/Leaflet

Post by PropCollector » 03 Jun 2004 16:38

JLEES wrote: Nevertheless, here is a better scan of the writing.
James
James, can you not make a scan in 150 dpi or something like it? I can read the text only just and I would like a good complete scan (bot sides) for my database.

Another important question befor i make you the translation:
Is the handwritten text really handwritten or printed?????

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Re: Postcard/Leaflet

Post by PropCollector » 03 Jun 2004 17:01

JLEES wrote:Nevertheless, here is a better scan of the writing.
James
The text on the front reads:

"Nazi Germany is used to defeat" (this sentence translation is a gues as I cannot read the last word in the sentence due to bad scan - I think it reads "gewohnt"?).

It goes on:

"All efforts to keep on the useless resistance can only lead to the German people to have to pay even more/heavier for the defeat. (from the decisions at the Krimm conference)."

For the handwritten text, I can only just read it and to avoid mistakes, I would want a better scan first. And I want to know first if it IS HANDwritten or printed! You can send better scans to my email if possible.

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