In World War 2, Allied bombers frequently dropped leaflets warning Japanese citizens to evacuate when they were about to bomb a city, including Hiroshima. atomicheritage.org/key-do…
When Japan invaded the Philippines during WW2, they issued their own Peso. This money, nicknamed "Mickey Mouse money" by the locals due to the low monetary value and a play money look, was later turned against the Japanese by the US as propaganda leaflets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
Today I learned of the 1918 Flight over Vienna: Where the Italian nationalist and poet Gabriele D'Annunzio spent almost a year planning and made three attempts to fly 1,200 km roundtrip and airdrop 50,000 propaganda leaflets over the city - Leaflets that he never bothered to translate from Italian. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fli…
Breakfast wasn’t regarded as the most important meal of the day until an aggressive marketing campaign by General Mills in 1944. They would hand out leaflets to grocery store shoppers urging them to eat breakfast, while similar ads would play on the radio. theatlantic.com/business/…
Today I learned of Sophie Scholl, a political activist who was executed for high treason after handing out anti-war leaflets in Nazi Germany en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sop…
In 1953, after the shooting ended in the Korean War, the Americans dropped leaflets offering $100,000 to any North Korean pilot who landed a MiG-15 in South Korea. A defector arrived soon after and the plane was impounded and meticulously examined. Chuck Yeager was among the first to fly it. historicwings.com/feature…
In 2008 the council of the British city of Birmingham printed 360,000 leaflets that featured an image of the skyline of Birmingham, Alabama. The council then said that it was meant to be a "generic skyline picture". telegraph.co.uk/news/2551…
In 1962, the CIA considered dropping leaflets offering the Cuban population $5,000 to $100,000 for the assassination of members of the communist government. Oh, and two cents for Fidel Castro, to denigrate him in the eyes of the population. The plan was never carried out. businessinsider.sg/operat…
Leaflet propaganda drops against enemy forces have been conducted since the 1800s and have been a frequent technique used by many militaries since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Prior to the US dropping the atomic bombs on Japan, the US military dropped 5 million leaflets warning citizens to evacuate major Japanese cities damninteresting.com/ww2-a…
In World War II the United States air-dropped thousands of leaflets over 35 Japanese cities, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which warned citizens that "some or all of the cities ... will be destroyed by American bombs" and to "evacuate the cities named and save your lives." smv.org/blog/2011-01-12/l…
Both North and South Korea use giant balloons to send leaflets and propaganda across the border en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. At great risk, Sophie and the group produced and distributed anti-Nazi leaflets. At age 21, Sophie was arrested by the gestapo and beheaded by guillotine. amysmartgirls.com/sophie-…
Today I learned about Werner Goldberg, who appeared in Nazi propaganda leaflets as "The Ideal German Soldier" despite being half-Jewish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wer…
Before America Dropped Nukes on Japan, They Dropped Warning Leaflets. atomicheritage.org/key-do…
In March 2011 South Korea launched thousands of balloons over North Korea to release 3 million leaflets about the uprisings in northern Africa newscientist.com/article/…
Playwright and poet Lauro De Bosis won the only Olympic medal for a dramatic work with an anti-Fascist retelling of the Icarus legend. Ironically, he would disappear over the Tyrrhenian Sea after dropping leaflets attacking Fascism over Rome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
During WWII a group of students from the University of Munich were beheaded in Germany after distributing leaflets opposing the war. jewishvirtuallibrary.org/…
Due to a coordination error, leaflets printed to warn the Japanese people of the impending nuclear strike were dropped over Nagasaki the day after it had already been bombed blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/w…
America dropped leaflets on cities in Japan warning civilians about the atomic bomb: pbs.org/wgbh/americanexpe…
, that during WWII the U.S. Air Force notified more then 5 million Japanese residents of their bombing before hand to get them to evacuate by dropping leaflets. cia.gov/library/center-fo…
Militaries used Airborne Leaflet Propaganda as a means of communication and psychological warfare. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
The White Rose was a peaceful resistance group in Nazi Germany made up of university students, who preached against the Third Reich through leaflets that were distributed all over Germany. ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.…
During WWII, a math problem was considered so difficult to solve that the Allies wanted to drop leaflets of it on Germany so the German scientists could waste their time too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
During WWII, America flew bombers over Japan that dropped propaganda leaflets. After the atomic bombings, they dropped leaflets detailing Japan's offer to surrender, believing that the public should know the terms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
In WW1, Italy dropped 400,000 leaflets on Vienna, just to show they could have bombed it if they wanted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fli…
During the Gulf War in 1990-1991, the PsyOps arm of the CIA dropped millions of leaflets onto Iraqi troops designed to scare the living crap out of them just before they were to be hit. Here's a few. psywarrior.com/HerbDStorm…
Brother-and-sister students, Sophie and Hans Scholl, who were members of a non-violent resistance movement in Nazi Germany were executed for handing out leaflets against the war and Adolf Hitler's dictatorship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
During showings of 'The Full Monty' in American cinemas leaflets has to be printed explaining some of the British slang in the film so that the U.S audiences could follow the dialogue. imdb.co.uk/title/tt011916…
The Supreme Court case that popularized the phrase "shouting fire in a crowded theater" as a metaphor for the limitations of free speech affirmed an espionage conviction for distributing leaflets urging men to resist the draft during WWI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
The White Rose was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany that propagated anonymous leaflets and graffiti and whose key members were beheaded after being caught. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
During WW2 the Japanese used to drop on Allied troops the so called ticked to armistice leaflets featuring naked woman hoping for the troops to surrender rarehistoricalphotos.com/…
Misspelled German propaganda leaflets were the butt of jokes for US soldiers psywarrior.com
In WW2, the Japanese airdropped propaganda leaflets onto western troops - some tried to fuel racial conflicts between soldiers, some had free tickets back home if the soldiers surrendered, and some suggested that their wives and girlfriends were cheating on them while they were away. psywarrior.com/JapanPSYOP…
70 years ago America did NOT drop leaflets warning Hiroshima of the impending nuclear attack in order to "to maximize psychological shock", despite dropping 63 million leaflets warning of general air raids that year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ato…
During the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, A-10 Thunderbolts were used to drop propaganda leaflets over Iraqi cities en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-1…
:Mainland China shelled Quemoy in Taiwan until they ran out of shells; for the next 21 years the PRC & ROC fired leaflet shells on alternating days, a knife industry was created using metal from collected shells en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sec…
A Japanese soldier from World War 2 hid in a cave for 28 years. When American forces captured Guam, soldier Shoichi Yokoi went into hiding with 10 other soldiers. Leaflets were thrown around announcing achieved peace after the war, but he dismissed it as propaganda. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
During the battle of Dunkirk, German planes airdropped leaflets on the Allied soldiers that showed a map and text saying that they were completely surrounded. The Allied soldiers ended up using the leaflets as toilet paper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
During WWII, U.S forces dropped around 63 million leaflets to Japanese civilians warning them of air raids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ato…
Passive aggressive leaflets were dropped on American forces during WWII encouraging them to listen to enemy propaganda radio psywarrior.com/RadioLeafl…
Shoichi Yokoi a Japanese sergeant during WWII, hid in an underground jungle cave for 28 years, fearing to come out of hiding even after finding leaflets declaring that World War II had ended, believing them to be false Allied propaganda. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…

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