Compiled by Rod Oakland
The following works will be of interest to all students and researchers of psychological warfare and, in particular, to those whose primary interest lies in the production, dissemination and effects of aerial leaflets.
A TRAVERS LES LIGNES ENNEMIES by Hansi and E. Tonnelat; published by Payot et Cie, Paris, 1922.
AERIAL PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS by J.C.W.Field; publ. by J.C.W.Field 1954.
AERIAL PROPAGANDA OVER GREAT BRITAIN a monograph written and published by R.G.Auckland.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES, WWII ALLIED/AXIS PROPAGANDA by E. Boehm; publ. by The Wellfleet Press, USA, in 1989.
Illustrations, in colour, of 100 + Axis leaflets dropped in Italy.
BLACK ART, THE by Lee Richards, published by www.psywar.org. A extensive catalogue and history of black propaganda produced by Sefton Delmer's section of the Political Warfare Executive and the Special Operations Executive.
BLACK BOOMERANG by Sefton Delmer; publ. by Secker and Warburg 1962.
WWII - British 'black' propaganda.
THE BLACK GAME by Ellic Howe; publ. by Michael Joseph 1982.
WWII - British 'black' propaganda
BLATTER CATALOGUES published by The Psywar Society. These are listings, often with background information and illustrations, of leaflets of particular types or from particular theatres of war.
COMES THE RECKONING by Sir Robert Bruce-Lockhart; publ. by Putnam 1947.
WWII - the story of the Political Warfare Executive.
A COMPLETE INDEX OF ALLIED AIRBORNE LEAFLETS AND MAGAZINES, 1939-1945 published in 1945 by the Political Warfare Executive.
Contains the title, identification number and period of dissemination of all Allied airborne leaflets dropped by UK based aircraft.
EEN FASCINERENDE SELECTIE UIT DE OORLOGSJAREN 1940-45 by L. de Vries and J. de Groot; publ. by Uitgeverij Skarabee B.V. 1974.
WWII - Holland
ESSAI DE REPERTOIRE DES TRACTS LANCES PAR AVION pendant la guerre 1939- 1945. A catalogue of leaflets made by Pierre Jammes and is an extract from 'Vieux Papier' Avril-Juillet 1946.
THE FALLING LEAF The quarterly magazine of the Psywar Society, publ. from 1958 to date.
Leaflets of all wars and conflicts.
THE FALLING LEAF - AERIAL DROPPED PROPAGANDA 1914-1961 publ. by The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, in 1978 ( much of the text is by R.G.Auckland).
A well illustrated exhibition catalogue of leaflets mainly of WWII
but also from WWI to Vietnam.
THE FIRST DAILY AIRBORNE NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD published by Home Counties Newspapers and Gibbs Bamforth and privately circulated amongst their staff at the end of WWII.
Nachrichten für die Truppe
FLUGBLATTER AN ZWEI WELTKRIEG illustrated catalogue of Dr. Klaus Kirchner's leaflet exhibition at Munich in 1986.
DIE FLUGBLATTER DES NATIONALKOMITEES 'FREIES DEUTSCHLAND' 1943-1945 written and published by Dr. H.H. Dusel in 1990 (second edition).
FLUGBLATTPROPAGANDA IM 2.WELTKREIG published by Staatsbibliothek Preussicher Kulturberitz (illustrated catalogue of Kirchner exhibition).
FLUGBLATT-PROPAGANDA IM 2.WELTKRIEG
Band 1 FLUGBLATTER AUS ENGLAND 1939/1940/1941.
Band 2 FLUGBLATTER AUS DEUTSCHLAND 1939/1940.
Band 3 FLUGBLATTER AUS FRANKREICH 1939/1940.
Band 4 FLUGBLATTER AUS ENGLAND G-1942
Band 5 FLUGBLATTER AUS ENGLAND G-1943, G-1944
Band 6 FLUGBLATTER AUS DEN USA 1943/1944
Band 7 FLUGBLATTER AUS ENGLAND, AUS DEN USA 1944/1945
Band 8 FLUGBLATTER AUS DER UdSSR JUNI-AUGUST 1941
Band 9 FLUGBLATTER AUS DER UdSSR September-Dezember 1941
Band 10 FLUGBLATTER AUS DEUTSCHLAND 1941
Band 11 FLUGBLATTER AUS ENGLAND, AUS DEN USA
NACHRICHTEN FUR DIE TRUPPE 1944
Band 12 FLUGBLATTER AUS ENGLAND, AUS DEN USA
NACHRICHTEN FUR DIE TRUPPE 1945
Band 13 FLUGBLATTER AUS DER UdSSR, FRONT-ILLUSTRIERTE1941-1945
Band 14 FLUGBLATTER AUS DER UdSSR, GESAMTVERZEICHNIS DER
FLUGBLATT-PROPAGANDA IM 1.WELTKRIEG
Band 1 FLUGBLATTER AUS ENGLAND 1914-1918
Band 2 FLUGBLATTER AUS FRANKREICH 1914-1918
The above are comprehensively illustrated reference books by Dr. Klaus Kirchner and are available from him at Luitpoldstr. 58, D-91052, Erlangen, Germany.
FLYVEBLADE NEDKASTET OVER DANMARK UNDER ANDEN VERDENKSRIG by Palle Schmidt; publ. by Palle Schmidt in 1981.
All WWII British leaflets to Denmark illustrated.
THE FOURTH ARM - PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, 1938-45 by Charles Cruickshank; publ. by Davis-Poynter in 1977.
FORGED STAMPS OF TWO WORLD WARS by L.N. and M. Williams; publ. by the authors, 1954.
British and German 'black' philately.
HEIL BEIL! FLUGBLATTPROPAGANDA IM II.WELTKREIG DOKUMENTATION UND ANALYSE by Ortwin Buchbender and Horst Schuh; publ. by Seewald Verlag 1974.
WWII - European Theatre
AN INTRODUCTION TO WARTIME LEAFLETS by Carl Berger; publ. by Special Operations Research Office, The American University, Washington DC, USA in 1949.
WWII and Korea.
KUVIEN SOTA 1935-1945, PROPAGANDALEHTISET TALVI- JA JATKOSODASSA by Esko Salminen and Kauko Suvanne; publ. by Otava Helsinki 1989. ISBN 951-1-10151-X.
The Finnish Winter War and the Continuation Wars.
LEAFLET OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR by James Erdmann; printed privately in the USA in the 1970s. (the author's research thesis)
LEAFLETS OF THE PERSIAN GULF WAR, 4TH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS GROUP (AIRBORNE) publ. by The US Army, 1991.
32 illustrated pages of information about coalition leaflets.
MOLNAR'S CATALOGUE Charles J. Molnar was an American dealer who produced an extensive illustrated sales catalogue of many leaflets, particularly of the Far East. Undated but circa 1965.
PAPER BULLETS by Leo Margolin; publ. by Froben Press 1946.
WWII - general.
PAPER WAR - PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS published by The Japan Peace Museum in 1990. – ISBN 4-900592-03-X.
Illustrated catalogue (50% colour) of WWII leaflets to and from Japanese
POSTCARDS PRODUCED BY THE SOVIETS FOR AERIAL DISSEMINATION IN WWII written and published by Klaus Kirchner in 1994
PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR written and publ. by Ronald G. Shelley in 1990 and available from the author at 9, Chanctonbury Rd., Hove, East Sussex BN3 6EL.
PROPAGANDA POLITICA E MEZZI DI COMUNICAZIONE DI MASSA TRA FASCISMO E DEMOCRAZIA (POLITICAL PROPAGANDA AND MEANS OF MASS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN FASCISM AND DEMOCRACY) – Italian language 400 page, A4 book edited by Adolfo Mignemi and published in 1995 by Instituto Storico Della.Resistenza in Provincia di Novara, Corso Cavour 15, 28100 Novara, Italy.–
Copiously illustrated – ISBN 88-7670-250-4
General propaganda media including leaflets, stamps, postcards, stickers, posters and photographs – Mainly from the Italian theatre.
PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUES IN WORLD WAR I by Harold T. Laswell; publ. by MIT Press 1971.
PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION 'RESTORE HOPE',
9 DECEMBER '92 - 4 MAY '93 issued by Unified Task Force Somalia in 1993.
Leaflets, newspapers, radio broadcasts - Somalia 1993
PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT FOR OPERATION 'PROVIDE COMFORT'
issued by the Combined Task Force, 1994.
Leaflets, radio-broadcasts etc to the Kurds after the Gulf War.
PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE by Charles Roetter; publ. by Batsford 1974.
PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE by Paul Linebarger; publ. by Combat Forces Press 1948 (first edition) and 1954 (second edition).
WWII - general. The second edition has a chapter on Korea.
A PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE CASEBOOK by William E. Daugherty; publ. by John Hopkins University 1958.
PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE PART TWO, SUPPLEMENT NO. 1, 14 July 1945
PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE PART TWO, SUPPLEMENT NO. 2, 15 August 1945
Published by CINCPAC-CINCPOA as Bulletin No. 164-45.
Illustrates and gives full English translations of many leaflets dropped on
Japanese troops and civilians by the Americans after December 1944.
PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE AGAINST NAZI GERMANY
by Daniel Lerner; publ. by M.I.T. Press 1971.
PSYCHOLOGISCHE KRIEFFUHRUNG. DIE BRITISCHE UND AMERIKANISCHE
FLUGBLATTPROPAGANDA GEGEN DEUTSCHLAND IM ZWEITEN WELTKRIEG
by Lothar Leser; publ. privately 1956.
Early catalogue of Allied leaflets to Germany.
PSYCHOLOGISCHE KRIEGSFUHRUNG IM ZWEITEN WELTKRIEG IN EUROPA
by Dr. Klaus Kirchner; publ. by Carl Hanser Verlag 1974.
PSYKOLOGISK KRIGFORING I NORGE, DURHAM - HEMMELIGE OPERASJONER by Erik Gjems-Onstad; publ. by Sollia Forlag in 1981.
Copious illustrations of British black leaflets to Norway.
PSYWAR - PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE IN KOREA 1950 - 1953 by Stephen E. Pease; publ. by Stackpole Books 1992. ISBN 0 8117 2592 8.
SEALED AND DELIVERED by G.L. Steer; publ. by Hodder and Stoughton 1942.
THE SECRET HISTORY OF PWE - Political Warfare Executive 1939-1945 by David Garnett; publ. by St Ermins Press 2002.
SECRETS OF CREWE HOUSE by Sir Campbell Stuart; publ. by Hodder and Stoughton in 1920.
WWI British leaflets to Germany and Europe.
SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL LESSONS FROM LEAFLET PROPAGANDA IN WORLD WAR II article by M.F.Hertz in Public Opinion Quarterly, XII, 1949.
'SORT PROPAGANDA' FRA ANDEN VERDENSKRIG by Palle Schmidt; publ. by Palle Schmidt (no date).
British 'black' leaflets to Denmark – illustrated.
DIE SOWJETISCHE FLUGBLATT PROPAGANDA GEGEN DEUTSCHLAND IM ZWEITEN WELTKRIEG written and published by Dr.H.H. Dusel in 1985 and available from the author at Hochreisstr. 12, D-83043, Bad Aibling, Germany.
WWII Russian leaflets.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS. AAF AID EUROPEAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS 1943-45 by Maj. Harris G. Warren; publ. by Aerospace Historian, Dept. of History, Eisenhower Hall, Manhattan, Kansas, USA in 1947.
A combat study
SYKEWAR: PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE AGAINST GERMANY, D-DAY TO VE DAY by Daniel Lerner; publ. by George W. Stewart, 1949.
DAS TONENDE ERZ, DEUTSCHE PROPAGANDA GEGEN DIE ROTE ARMEE IM ZWEITEN WELTKRIEG by Ortwin Buchbender; publ. by Seewald Verlag, 1978.
WWII - Germany and Russia
THE UN–AMERICAN WEAPON, PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE by Elliot Harris;
publ. by M. W. Lads, New York.
Korea, Vietnam, WWII, Malaya
THE VALUE OF PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS DISSEMINATED BY AIRCRAFT Published by Operations Research Office, John Hopkins University, Washington DC, USA in 1950.
DIE WAFFE DIE AUF DIE SEELE ZIELT, PSYCHOLOGISCHE KRIEGSFUHRUNG 1939-1945 by Ortwin Buchbender and Horst Schuh; publ. by Motorbuch Verlag 1988.
WAR OF IDEAS: THE US PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN IN VIETNAM by R.W.Chandler; publ. by Westview Press, 1981.
WHAT FOOLS WE WERE By Brig.-Gen. Sir George Cockerill; publ. by Hutchinson during WWII.
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