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World War II: 1939 ~ 1945
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D0010
Selling Price: $85 - Postage in the U.S.A. is: $5
ULTRA-RARE OVERSIZED HELICOPTER MISSION CREATE LEAFLET, 100 MADE
ONE OF THE RAREST LEAFLETS OF THE WAR. OMNLY A FEW MADE AND USED.
There were only 100 of these leaflets made, ever! And I got just about the whole stack from a PSYOP officer just after the war ended.

Very early, Desert Shield Saudi artist generated images.

As the author of Seeds of Victory, I guarantee the authenticity.

This is an interesting series because the Saudi artwork is of the more attractive of the war. But the leaflets are monster sized, like 6" x 11"

Now, when I sold the others in this series, I always took and sold the poorest cut and ill colored ones.

The colors ebbed during printing. I have here the nicest, deepest colored, rich in tone ones of the batch!

These are superb. Most I sold were depleted of depth.

The leaflets are actually large versions of a series of two smaller Saudi Artwork leaflets. But with different colorations entirely.

LEAFLET #: V04 (D);
LEAFLET SIZE: 5.95 inches x 11.00 inches;
SOURCE: CENTCOM;
MISSION #: UNKNOWN;
PRODUCT #: UNKNOWN;
PRODUCT NAME: LARGE COMBO;
STOCK WEIGHT: 20 LBS;
STOCK COLOR: WHITE;
STOCK TYPE: BOND;

F - TRANSLATION: Oh my dear son, when will you return?;

R - TRANSLATION: People, believe me. time is not in our favor!!; Text upon the hourglass, as an abbreviation is: "JAN".

NOTES: The target audience is the Iraqi military within Kuwait. There is a distinct longing for home appeal within this leaflet.

There is a very explicit sense of Arab fraternity.

There is also a sense of impending doom. An implicit message is a dissatisfaction with the Iraqi military and national leaders for having placed the individual Iraqi soldier within his current situation of vulnerability. The Coalition deadline for the beginning of hostilities is the theme upon the leaflets reverse.

Except for the obvious size and the slight color modifications, this leaflet has an identical frontal image of leaflet V03, and an identical reverse side image of leaflet C14.

Unofficial PSYOP sources state that this leaflet was developed specifically to be deployed by hand from Special Operations Command Helicopters, but that the mission never materialized. It was further stated that exactly 100 of these leaflets were printed, and that the larger overall dimensions were devised as a means to slightly reduce the helicopter rotors tendency to force leaflets to be dragged upward, a fact which is guaranteed to occur to a greater degree when leaflets are manufactured to their more common, smaller physical dimensions.



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