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BRITISH MECHANICAL LEAFLET G.7 (1942)

This leaflet is made of card with a sliding portion in the centre. When pulled it reveals what may happen when volunteers go to sea in U-boats.

Disseminated over Hamburg, Kiel and other coastal cities from 5/6 April to 4/5 September 1942.

TRANSLATION (Obverse)

Closed:

VOLUNTEER FOR THE U-BOAT SERVICE!

WE ARE SAILING

AGAINST ENGLAND

PULL


Open:

VOLUNTEER FOR THE U-BOAT SERVICE!

SHORT ENLISTMENT PERIOD

WE ARE SAILING

DOWN THERE

INTO A COLD GRAVE

 

TRANSLATION (Reverse)

Who are the lucky fellows of the U-boat service?

The 2000 U-boat sailors, who are now POWs. They are the lucky survivors.
For every two U-boat sailors who will be rescued and caught by the British navy, five will go down.

 

How long is the active enlistment period?

A year ago, life insurance companies in neutral countries have calculated that the average life expectancy of a German U-boat sailor on active service is 62 days. This figure has fallen since then.




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