Leaflets dropped in Iraq

#2
In a few days the papers will report that those leaflets contained chemical weapons.
 
#3
Greengrass said:
In a few days the papers will report that those leaflets contained chemical weapons.
At the start of the war, Saddam's propaganda minister claimed that they were to dissuade Iraqis from picking them up.
 
#7
Radical_Dreamer said:
It would be nice if you translate the non English ones to English for site viewers.
I do when I can and it is a long-term objective of the site. However there are over 1,800+ leaflets currently in the database, from WWI to the present day and is a slow process for me to type up translations. These days most of the British and US leaflets have a complimentary English version, however, these are much harder for me to get hold of. (Actually there are some available on the US CENTCOM website that I haven't gotten around to adding yet)

So any submissions are greatly received :wink:
 
#8
I think this will be more and more valuable as the time goes by. It's very fascinating for me! If you need help with some of the translation, I can offer a hand.
 
#9
Radical_Dreamer said:
I think this will be more and more valuable as the time goes by. It's very fascinating for me! If you need help with some of the translation, I can offer a hand.
Thanks Radical_Dreamer that's a very kind offer and much appreciated! What language/s are your forte?
 
#10
I picked one up as a little momento and diddn't exactly know what it was about until now. I do now :wink:
 
#12
PsyWar.Org said:
Radical_Dreamer said:
I think this will be more and more valuable as the time goes by. It's very fascinating for me! If you need help with some of the translation, I can offer a hand.
Thanks Radical_Dreamer that's a very kind offer and much appreciated! What language/s are your forte?
After many nights of sweat, blood and tears, I just earned a degree in Arabic, but I can tackle the Afghanistan leaflets as well. I'm a language freak! :)
 
#14
Radical_Dreamer said:
PsyWar.Org said:
Radical_Dreamer said:
I think this will be more and more valuable as the time goes by. It's very fascinating for me! If you need help with some of the translation, I can offer a hand.
Thanks Radical_Dreamer that's a very kind offer and much appreciated! What language/s are your forte?
After many nights of sweat, blood and tears, I just earned a degree in Arabic, but I can tackle the Afghanistan leaflets as well. I'm a language freak! :)
I can't imagine how difficult it must be to learn Arabic! Congrats on the degree.

Here are two leaflets I'd very much like a translation of. These are longer than the usual ones, I hope that's OK?
http://www.psywar.org/apddetailsdb.php?detail=2003IFUKH089A
http://www.psywar.org/apddetailsdb.php?detail=2003IFUKH089B

Thanks! :D
 
#15
Fuchs66 said:
Interesting site, if you need any of the German stuff translated give me a shout.
Thanks Fuchs66, that is very kind of you too.

Fortunately most of the WWII German leaflets I have copied the translations from the National Archives, it is just a case of getting them re-typed.

However, there are one series in particular due to its nature were never translated at the time. That is the leaflet newspaper Nachrichten für die Truppe. The was a joint UK/US production between the Political Warfare Executive and the Office of Strategic Services under the inspired editorship of Sefton Delmer. It was classed as a "grey" newspaper as it did not claim to be sent from the Allies. Usually it was four pages long and contain factual information on the military situation. It was the first to announce D-Day. Where it got sneeky was with the German home news. This is a very historic piece of psychological warfare and well worth being translated into English. But it would be a hell of lot of work as each issue was around 10,000-12,000 words and there were approaching 400 issues!

This is the D-day issue:
http://www.psywar.org/apddetailsdb.php?detail=1944NFDTT051

Don't worry Fuchs66 I'm asking you to translate these! But perhaps I could send you an occasion short article? This would be helpful with research for the book I'm writing on British black propaganda during WWII.
 
#16
As this appears to have seeded nicely , I'm moving it into Militaria and Military history.

That's a nice resource you're building there Psywar :)
 
#17
http://www.psywar.org/apddetailsdb.php?detail=2003IFIZG8571DA

Why does this one remind me of Terry Pratchetts book "Interesting times"?

The revolutionary sayings of the red army. "Necessarily Extended Duration To The Red Army! Regrettable Decease Without Undue Suffering To The Forces Of Oppression!"
:)
 
#18
PsyWar.Org said:
Radical_Dreamer said:
PsyWar.Org said:
Radical_Dreamer said:
I think this will be more and more valuable as the time goes by. It's very fascinating for me! If you need help with some of the translation, I can offer a hand.
Thanks Radical_Dreamer that's a very kind offer and much appreciated! What language/s are your forte?
After many nights of sweat, blood and tears, I just earned a degree in Arabic, but I can tackle the Afghanistan leaflets as well. I'm a language freak! :)
I can't imagine how difficult it must be to learn Arabic! Congrats on the degree.

Here are two leaflets I'd very much like a translation of. These are longer than the usual ones, I hope that's OK?
http://www.psywar.org/apddetailsdb.php?detail=2003IFUKH089A
http://www.psywar.org/apddetailsdb.php?detail=2003IFUKH089B

Thanks! :D
Let's not go into the pain of language learning ;) Sure.. here is the translation:

1. http://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/thumbnails/2003IFUKH089A01.jpg

Reads: This is a very important publication from the Black Watch. Please read the message on the next page.

Thank you for your cooperation



2. http://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/thumbnails/2003IFUKH089A02.jpg

Reads: Soldiers of the Black Watch will not hesitate to shoot anyone to protect their lives.

Always be careful when approaching a Black Watch soldier. Any suspicious or violent actions will result in the use of deadly force.

We would like you to go about your normal life as usual and when the situation in the area is safer, we will decrease the strict security measures we are imposing in the time being.

Please do as you are asked and follow the instructions at any checkpoint or in the presence of the Black Watch soldiers in your area. Your refusal to do that may result in death for you or your families.


Ouch! :lol: Straight to the point, aren't they?


3. http://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/thumbnails/2003IFUKH089B01.jpg

Reads: This is a very important publication from the Black Watch. Please read the message on the next page.

Thank you for your cooperation



4. http://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/thumbnails/2003IFUKH089B02.jpg

Reads: The Black Watch were attacked in the past few days by foreign insurgents and terrorists. The Black Watch is helping the people of North Babylon in resuming their daily lives as usual. We are left with no option other than increasing the security levels for the general welfare of the people.

It is very important that you adhere to the following instructions when approaching a Black Watch vehicle or checkpoint:

1. When approaching the Black Watch, turn on the side lights of your vehicle and be ready to stand if you are asked to do so. You may recieve your instructions vocally, with a sign or by a gesture of the hand.

2. Do the above calmly and always keep your arms visible.

3. If you are asked to pass through, do so quietly.

The instructions above are extremely important because the foreign insturgents and terrorists are trying to halt and disturb our lives by their violent actions.

They have killed large numbers of your brothers and sisters and they are still trying to stop your efforts to live in a safe and prosperous Iraq.



Fancy the use of the "our" in there! " foreign insturgents and terrorists are trying to halt and disturb our lives by their violent actions"
 
#20

Not a problem at all, matey! :D

1. http://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/2003IFIZC017301.jpg

Reads: The patriotism of one Iraqi man won him 30 million US dollars.

These two men are no longer a threat to you or your families, thanks to the loyalty of one man to his country. That man provided us with information about the location of Oday and Qusay Saddam Hussein.

Your patriotism may win you 25 million US dollars. With information that will lead us to Saddam Hussein El-Tikriti, you will protect the future of your country and you may be rewarded up to 25 million US dollars.

Phone your local police or the Coalition forces at:

Phone: 964-813-6666 E-mail: tips@orha.centcom.mil


2. http://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/thumbnails/2003IFIZD098201.jpg

Reads: Moqtada is a nobody!

He is nothing more than a coward and a killer whose violent actions are only justified by his own selfish desires. He has nothing to offer to Iraq or the world.

His actions are driven by personal greed and without the consent of any legal authority
(no kidding :p)

Where does this coward get his strength from?


http://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/thumbnails/2003IFIZD098202.jpg

Reads: Nothing is sacred for Moqtada. He uses your holy sites as hiding places for arms and terrosists. He has no respect for this place (I suppose this place means the mosque in the picture? :? Anyone knows what the significance of this place is?) or to the people of Najaf.

Take back the resting place of Imam Ali.
(I suppose Imam Ali = Mohammed's cousin? Maybe someone else can enlighten us. That mosque probably is the resting place they're talking about.)

3. http://www.psywar.org/viewer.php?content=2003IFIZG856801.jpg

Reads: The attacks from the terrorists and the religious extremists reflects the fact that they are ready to do anything to rule over you. They will not get their way and they will be thrown in the cesspit of history (the feck?)

You can help make Baghdad a safer place. You can help save an uncountable number of innocent Iraqi people by reporting terrorists and their activities.

Baghdad crime line
(they have a crime line? 8O )

5563271 Thuraya phone: 008821667225165 You may also phone the Iraqi police force or the Coalition forces in the area.

http://www.psywar.org/viewer.php?content=2003IFIZG856802.jpg

The terrorists murdered forty Iraqis on the first day of Ramadan. In a democracy, people compete using their ideas and not violence, force or terrorism.

Baghdad crime line: 5563271
008821667225165 -Thuraya

Report terrorist activities to the Iraqi police force or the Coalition forces in the area.



4. http://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/thumbnails/2003IFIZG8726B01.jpg

Reads: Reward

For handing rocket propelled grenades.

Hand any rocket propelled grenades you may find to the coalition forces ang get a reward.


http://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/thumbnails/2003IFIZG8726B02.jpg

The reward for handing back RPGs:

500 dollars for handing the the RPG.

250 dollars for the launcher.

250 dollars for the grenade without the launcher.



5. http://www.psywar.org/viewer.php?content=2003IFIZG8763B01.jpg

Reads: Saddam Hussein has been captured by Iraqi and Coalition forces and his EVIL regime will never be back.

Now, the future of Iraq is bright for all Iraqis


I'll have to get back to you on the last one, because I can't remember their months for the life of me and I don't have a dictionary handy at the moment. Meanwhile, keep them coming if you'd like more translations. I take lots of interest in this topic :lol:
 

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