were left back at the airfield in order to drop these leaflets. An
airplane flew the long distance here carrying only these leaflets. Why?
Is the enemy short of bombs? You know that the Allies have enough
airplanes and bombs to further intensify an already intense bomb war.
No - These leaflets are meant to save lives, not destroy them. So read
this leaflet carefully. On the reverse side, there are 3 important
instructions for you and your loved ones.
WARNING: Airplanes can't always drop timely
instructions and advisories to the civilian population. Therefore, for
you own good, tune in to Radio London, Moscow, or Luxembourg. Inform
yourself and your neighbors about the warnings, orders, and instructions
from the advancing Allied armies.
1. You are not a soldier. Yet the Party has decided to sacrifice you on
the battlefield of Germany in order to prolong the already-decided war.
So, for your own good, heed this warning. Avoid the areas around all
factories, main roads, and railway lines. Take your family to safety in
2. The Party demands that you continue to work until the very last
moment. Then, you are supposed to go join the more dangerous
"Volkssturm" (ed. the civilian "army" comprised of older people, I
Therefore, for your own good, follow this advisory. Extricate yourself
from the "Volkssturm"! Help others to do the same. Leave your workplace
before it's too late.
3. The men at the front are expected to fight with their bare hands
against the enemy's armored superiority. They are brave.
But they are being sacrificed senselessly.
So, for your own good, follow this advice: Convince the soldiers of the
futility of their sacrifice. It is important for them to save themselves
for the rebuilding (of Germany).