Name: NanetteĀ Punch
Date: 1941
Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Brigade, AIF
Location: Tobruk

Text of a propaganda leaflet dropped by German aircraft aimed at Allied troops in Tobruk.

AUSSIES After Crete disaster, Anzac troops are now being
ruthlessly sacrificed by England in Tobruk and Syria. Turkey has concluded pact of friendship with
Germany - England will shortly be driven out of
the Mediterranean. Offensive from Egypt to relieve
you totally smashed. You cannot escape. Our dive bombers are awaiting to sink your transports
Think of your future and your people at home.
Come forward - show white flags and you will be out of danger! SURRENDER!

Underneath some wag has written: "Don't know where they thought we were going to get WHITE flags from."

The material for this article was supplied by Mrs Nanette Punch of New South Wales

Last updated: 3 June 2019

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DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2019), Aussies, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 28 October 2021,
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