I have always enjoyed collecting as a hobby and discovered
aerial propaganda leaflets about 25 years ago as an extension of
postal history. In the 1970s I had put together a collection of
examples of early Canadian postal history and was happily penning
articles and giving talks about this interesting subject. When I
found a few leaflets, some of which had been dropped in Canada
during WWII and others that had dropped on Canadian troops in
battle, I decided to find out more about them and found myself in
a field that clearly had not been researched any way near as much
as most branches of postal history. Having always enjoyed
research, I enthusiastically focused my collecting interests on
Over the last 25 years or so I have amassed a large collection
of original leaflets and have enjoyed discovering the stories
behind them. I have met and am indebted to the many veterans who
produced or dropped leaflets or were the targets of leaflet
campaigns and who have described their experiences to me.
In many ways I am not a typical collector in that I am not at
all interested in acquiring all leaflets of a particular type and
don't know how many leaflets I possess. I collect only those
leaflets that intrigue me, and am always keen to know who produced
a particular tract and why, concentrating particularly on the
techniques and wiles used by the propagandists to try and achieve
their desired result.
I am delighted to make the images shown by my leaflets
available to military historians and others who wish to
acknowledge the place of psychological warfare in the campaigns
they are researching and writing about. In addition, where I have
been lucky enough to accumulate duplicates, I am happy to sell
these on, at fair prices to other enthusiasts.
I hope you enjoy looking at the images displayed on this
website. Please <email> your
comments to me.
If you have a "psywar" website please make me a link
and I will reciprocate.