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The leaves are falling Reference: 01003 Price:
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Coded EH 527, this leaflet was dropped by the RAF over Germany in December 1941. In the shape of an oak leaf it is poetic in its language and reads, "The leaves are falling. The promised final victory does not come. In Russia the fallen leaves cover the fallen soldiers. And snow covers the leaves that cover the fallen soldiers". It is obviously a reference to the terrible conditions faced by German soldiers on the Eastern Front as they become bogged down by the Russian winter conditions, and the promised quick victory becomes an illusion. The leaflet mockingly uses similar words to another "leaf leaflet" disseminated to the French by the Germans early in WWII.