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Stock# 63199
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 Anti-Nazi Propaganda Broadside Published in the British Empire

Fascinating WWII broadside propaganda map, published in India, in order to keep the local populous informed about the War.

The map provides a graphic overview of the Allied bombing campaign in aid of the Soviet Union during World War II.

At the bottom left, a diagram shows the height at which the Liberator, Flying Fortress and Wellington bombers fly and their payloads from their bases in Italy.  The text quotes Air Marshall Sir John Slessor, Deputy Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Air Forces, as follows:

We are in a position where we can help the Russians on the Eastern Front tremendously by disrupting communications behind the enemy.

Slessor became Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force in the Mediterranean and Middle East in January 1944, and deputy to Lieutenant General Ira Eaker as Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Allied Air Forces. In this role he conducted operations in the Italian Campaign and Yugoslavia, establishing the Balkan Air Force in the latter theater.