'Christmas Card' flier

Title

'Christmas Card' flier

Description

A flier issued by the Allied Forces during World War II for the Philippine Islands on Christmas day, 1944. 500,000 copies of this flier were airdropped on the Philippine islands. At this time, General Douglas MacArthur and the Filipino President, Sergio Osmena, had recently returned to the island. The flier is addressed to the Filipinos from the American Forces of Liberation and contains Christmas and New Years sentiments. This is one item from a scrapbook of propaganda leaflets and related materials that was compiled by the Psychological Warfare Branch of the Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II. The scrapbook belonged to Colonel Karl F. Baldwin of the United States Army, who helped establish the propaganda program. It contains approximately 200 pieces of propaganda, mostly in Japanese, that were intended for distribution in the Philippines, Japan, and other nearby areas.

Creator

Allied Forces. South West Pacific Area. Psychological Warfare Branch

Is Part Of

Psychological Warfare Branch Scrapbook of American Propaganda Leaflets (MS.70)

Subject

Leaflets dropped from aircraft
World War, 1939-1945--Philippines--Sources

Place

Philippines

Language

English

Identifier

PUA_MS70_012

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/