Leaflet, appeal to German soldiers to give themselves up as prisoners of war
Gift of Charles Levin
Id no. 236.94, Document, English, German
Subject(s):  Armies-German
The text translates in part: German soldier, you have been misled and lied to. German soldiers fought valiantly in Sicily but never asked why. There is no chance of winning. The Americans and the British treat their prisoners well. Mussolini has fled. Hitler will be next. "If this happens, would you rather be alive and in freedom to rebuilt an independent Germany? Or would you prefer to lie in the mountains of Sicily..."

In English: All Allied troops will honour this pass and bearer.

At bottom in German: Every German soldier who shows this pass...will be treated as an honest prisoner of war...
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