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Allied Airborne Leaflets

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 COLL MISC 0076
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: Allied Airborne Leaflets
Date(s): 1939-1945
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 14 volumes
Name of creator(s): Foreign Office | Political Intelligence Department


Administrative/Biographical history:

Airborne leaflets dropped by the Allied forces during World War II (1939-1945), formed part of a propaganda campaign by the Allied forces to spread pro-Allied information throughout Europe and Asia. The leaflets were collected by the Political Intelligence Department of the Foreign Office.


Scope and content/abstract:

Leaflets and magazines dropped over Europe by Allied aircraft based in the United Kingdom:.
Volume 1: Belgian leaflets 1940-1944.
Volume 2: Channel Islands, Czechoslovakian and Danish leaflets 1940-1945.
Volumes 3-4: Dutch leaflets 1940-1944.
Volumes 5-8: French leaflets 1940-1944.
Volumes 9-12: German leaflets 1939-1945.
Volume 13: Italian, Luxembourg, Norwegian, Polish and Slovak leaflets 1940-1944.
Volume 14: Index of the aforementioned volumes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak

System of arrangement:

14 volumes

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:


Finding aids:

Bound catalogue available

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
8 May 2002

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