Political Warfare Executive: Airborne leaflet Leaflets dropped by Dutch

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 70454
1 Jan 1941 - 31 Jan 1941
Level of Description
  • Dutch
EHRI Partner

Biographical History

The Political Intelligence Department was established as a secret Foreign Office Department at the outbreak of the Second World War, and provided cover for the Political Warfare Executive, which was formed in August 1941 to undermine enemy morale and resistance by various forms of propaganda. It was constituted by an amalgamation of parts of the European sections of the BBC and of the Foreign Publicity Department of the Ministry of Information with Special Operations 1, part of the Special Operations Executive, which was subordinate to the Ministry of Economic Warfare. Special Operations 1 had itself been preceded by Department EH, which had included a Department of Publicity in Enemy Countries responsible for propaganda by means of leaflets dropped from the air.

Archival History

Custodial history prior to deposit unknown.


Leaflets dropped by RAF Dutch, 5

Donated September 2001

Scope and Content

Five Copies of Dutch Allied (RAF) dropped airborne leaflets “De Luchtpost” No. 8/1941. Dropped in the night between 17/18 Nov and 18/19 Nov 1941.

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