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- Tags: Churchill, Winston (1874-1965)
The leaflet explains Churchill's intention of striking back with RAF bombing raids on strategic targets in retaliation for Germany's indiscriminate raids on 11 countries.
On one side, this leaflet repeats promises from Nazi leaders about Germany's clear air superiority. On the reverse are quotations from Allied leaders about the justice that Germans can…
Page 1. announces that the first two 1000 bomber raids have taken place and promises more.
Page 2 gives quotes from allied leaders outlining the rights a defeated Germany could expect from…
Warnung der Regierungen der Sowjetunion, der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und Grossbrittanniens an alle deutschen Kommandanten
‘Thank you so much for your good wishes on my birthday Winston S Churchill November 30 1949’
He gives a vivid description of dinghy drill, which was very funny to watch, but got on well with his own swimming and went on to Girvan where he describes what they did on…
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