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Catalog Number 2005.74.37.127
Object Name Leaflet
Accession number 2005.74
Description Propaganda leaflet dropped from a German plane from the new German democratic government titled "The German People Offers Peace." The leaflet requests peace and offers examples of what they have done or will do to secure an armistace. Typed caption on same photo album page as the leaflet: "Paper from minature German balloon used for scattering propoganda [sic]. This one was shot down by our rifle fire near Kruth, Alsace, July, 1918." 21.7 x 15.6 cm.

Image is from photo album 2005.74.37.

From the service of Sgt. Sidney Morse Willis, Service No. 1446764, Headquarters Company, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date July 1918
Subjects World War I
Title German propaganda leaflet "The German People Offers Peace."