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Allied air-drop propaganda leaflet

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T8HANTS

I found this allied propaganda leaflet to the Germans whilst having a tidy of old papers, it says in pencil on the back.

 

"Dropped by one of our aeroplanes 16/9/18 near Dr?noutre"

 

Thought it might be of interest.....G

 

 

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ICM - RAF Retd

A foretaste of the 'Nickels' dropped by the ton in WW2.

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Pat Atkins

Indeed, although it seems very information-heavy than the occasional example of a Nickel I've seen (an uncle scattered tens of thousands of the things all over the Balkans 1944-45, hence my passing interest); perhaps reflects a different age. Anyway, an interesting post, thanks! I wasn't even aware that psyops existed in this aerial form in WW1. 

 

Pat

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T8HANTS

I had to look up the term 'nickel', not one I had heard before.

 

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Pat Atkins

Just before we incur the (righteous) wrath of the mods for having strayed, I believe the origin lies in the codename Operation NICKEL for the commencement of leafletting Germany by the RAF 1939/40. Was universally used as a noun and gerund (e.g. "nickelling") in RAF daily squadron operational records, certainly by my uncle's time  with 148 (SD) Sqdn at Brindisi from Sept 1944.

 

Cheers, Pat

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