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EH.473, Wir fahren gegen Engelland

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(Image/s source:
English Title/Description
We Journey Against England
Conflict Language/s
World War II German
Production Agency Year Pages Size
E.H./S.O.1 1941 2 21.5 cm x 27.0 cm
First Dissemination by Aircraft Last Dissemination by Aircraft Total No. Dropped by Aircraft
25/26 February 1941 14/15 March 1941 315,000
First Dissemination by Balloon Last Dissemination by Balloon Total No. Dropped by Balloon
01/02 February 1941 24/25 April 1941 6,675


DateQuantity DroppedTarget/s
25/26 February 1941252,000Cap Gris Nez, Le Treport, Dieppe, Le Havre, Carenton, Avranches, St. Malo, St. Brieuc
03/04 March 19414,500Aachen
03/04 March 19412,250Solingen
13/14 March 194127,000Paris
13/14 March 194118,000St. Valery, Alencon, Rennes
14/15 March 19419,000Ruhr
14/15 March 19412,250Dorsten

Total number of leaflets disseminated by Aircraft: 315,000


DateQuantity DroppedTarget/s
01/02 February 194114,250Coastal areas
04/05 February 194112,750Coastal areas
07/08 February 194117,250Coastal areas
19/20 February 194125,500Belgian coast
21/22 February 19412,250Coastal areas between Dunkirk and Nieuport
23/24 February 194126,250Coastal areas between Calais and Dunkirk
24/25 February 194145,750Coastal areas
25/26 February 194127,000Coastal areas
01/02 March 194174,250Northern Holland
20/21 March 194122,500Coastal area - Calais
21/22 March 194176,500Coatal area - Calais and Dunkirk
21/22 March 19419,000Brest
23/24 March 194117,250Coatal area - Calais and Dunkirk
25/26 March 194122,500Coastal area - Flushing
26/27 March 194132,250Coastal area - Flushing
26/27 March 194165,250Kassel
29/30 March 19413,000Coatal area - Dunkirk and Ostend
30/31 March 194112,750Coatal area - Dunkirk
10/11 April 194113,500Coatal area - Dieppe and Le Havre
11/12 April 194125,500Coatal area - Calais and Dunkirk
13/14 April 194132,250Coatal area - Ostend and Flushing
15/16 April 194123,250Coatal area - Ostend and Dunkirk
24/25 April 19416,000Coatal area - Le Havre and Dieppe

Total number of leaflets disseminated by Balloon: 606,750

GRAND TOTAL: 921,750


We Journey Against England

The Little Invasion Phrasebook

I. Before the Invasion

  1. The sea is big, cold, stormy
  2. How many more times must we practise landing manoeuvres?
  3. Do you think we shall ever arrive in England?
  4. Do you think we shall ever get safely back?
  5. When will the next English air-raid take place? Today, in the morning, at noon, in the afternoon, in the evening, at night.
  6. Why doesn't the Führer travel with us?
  7. Our petrol dump is still burning!
  8. Your petrol dump has begun to burn again!
  9. Who has cut our telephone wire again?
  10. Have you thrown my comrade into the Channel?
  11. Can you lend me a safety-jacket – a life belt?
  12. What do you charge for swimming lessons?
  13. How many invasion trips do I need to win the Iron Cross 1st Class?
  14. Seven – eight – nine.
  15. We will journey against England! (Note: French only "Sez you")

II. During the Invasion

  1. The swell, the storm, the mist, the gale.
  2. We are sea-sick. Where is the basin?
  3. Is that a bomb, a torpedo, a shell, a mine?
  4. Look out! English E-boats, destroyers, cruisers, battleships, bombers.
  5. Our ship is capsizing, sinking, burning, exploding!
  6. Our section, platoon, company, battalion, regiment, is drowning!
  7. The others, the whole division, the whole Army Corps, also.
  8. Once again a ship is sinking.
  9. Where our fleet – our air force?
  10. The sea here has such a smell of oil.
  11. Here even the water is burning!
  12. See how beautiful the Captain is burning.
  13. Charles – Willie – Fred – John – Abraham is burnt to ashes – drowned, minced up by the ship's propeller.
  14. We must turn back!
  15. We journey against England! (Note: French only "So much the worse for you")

III. After the Invasion

  1. We've had enough!
  2. They are still in hospital.
  3. Where did you get that lovely cold, lumbago, pleurisy, shell-shock?
  4. That's all that's left of us.
  5. Tell me, please, where can we see the casualty lists?
  6. What does England look like?
  7. There was once a German fleet.
  8. There are now many English air attacks.
  9. When does the next invasion take place?
  10. It will take place on the 1st, 15th, 30th, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December – 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, etc.
  11. Not I! Not thou! Not he! Not we! Not they either! But perhaps you!
  12. We journeyed against England.
  13. We want to go home!

(NOTE: An English pocket phrasebook will be handed free of charge to every German journeyer to England, on his arrival in an English prison-camp).

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