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Psychological Warfare / PSYOP => Aerial Propaganda Leaflets => Topic started by: burra_sahib on March 10, 2017, 07:30:13 PM

Title: Burma Front Leaflets
Post by: burra_sahib on March 10, 2017, 07:30:13 PM
Hi, my main area of interest is propaganda aimed at Indian troops. I recently bought a sdungbook that had been put together by a sargeant serving in 113 Sqn RAF. It had number of leaflets pasted in it. I presume these were dropped by his squadron while operating from Imphal in 1944, targeting Indians, Japanese and Burmese. These include: SB/9, SB/49, SJ/14, SJ/16, SHN/1, SHN/2, SJN/1 and a few un-numbered leaflets. I will try and post images shortly.
Title: Re: Burma Front Leaflets
Post by: der Chef on March 13, 2017, 01:27:43 AM
Many thanks Burra_sahib, would be very interesting to see them.
The leaflet database has around 700 PWD/SEAC leaflets listed but few illustrations.
Title: Re: Burma Front Leaflets
Post by: burra_sahib on March 13, 2017, 02:54:58 AM
An un-numbered leaflet targeting Japanese troops.
Title: Re: Burma Front Leaflets
Post by: burra_sahib on March 13, 2017, 03:07:04 AM
SB/9 obverse and reverse. Size 16.5 x 11.5 cm.
SJ/16 obverse and reverse. Size 16.5 x 11.5 cm.
SHN/1 pg 4. Size 22.5 x 16.5.
SHN/2 pg 4. Size 22.5 x 16.5.
Title: Re: Burma Front Leaflets
Post by: Ben Seet on July 16, 2017, 09:12:59 AM
Hi, the green leaflet is actually SJ/43, which was dropped over Japanese troops in Burma in Oct 1944. It's titled, "The Burma dream is over".
Title: Re: Burma Front Leaflets
Post by: burra_sahib on August 22, 2017, 01:31:01 AM
Thank you Ben. Is there any reference article or record from where one can learn more about these?
Title: Re: Burma Front Leaflets
Post by: Ben Seet on September 23, 2017, 11:27:37 AM
Afraid that SEAC leaflets are not well written up. I'll eventually get down to doing this myself, but it will be a while before I can find time to do so. Meanwhile, I'm working to have as complete a collection as I can put together.

Ben