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German Propaganda Leaflet dropped at El Alamein 1942

From the Collection of Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch Petrie Park 16 Mountain View Road Montmorency Victoria

Printed paper, colour black white.
top of pamphlet depicts a stylized platypus and boomerang - the 9th Division's Formation Sign, with text below.
Length 210mm x Width 150mm
Object Registration
world war two, el alamein, propaganda, leaflet, plane drop, port darwin, diggers, platypus, boomerang
Historical information
Leaflet dropped from German/Italian aircraft on to Australian troops defending El Alamein during 1942. These propagander leaflets were designed to lower moral of defending troops, but were generally unsuccessful.
This item relates to the history of the defence of El Alamein by Australian Forces in the Middle East 1942, and the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese in 1942.
When Made
World War Two 1942
Made By
Printing Company (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Printed on pamphlet "Diggers! / you are defending / Alamein Box! / What about /
Port Darwin?"
Last updated
25 Nov 2019 at 11:55PM