WW2 Allied SHAEF leaflet to the German soldier 7. 49 Surrender leaflet Safe Conduct Pass Rare original. From the estate of an officer who served in the Psychological Warfare Division of SHAEF during WW2, this leaflet measures 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" and was dropped on German soldiers, assuring them safe passage.This seldom offered leaflet would be a showpiece in any collection or museum display. The 7th Army German Wehrmacht fought US forces in Normandy as well as the Battle of the Bulge. This leaflet was dropped by US aircraft flying over German positions during the Bugle campaign.
History of 7th German Army. Because of uncertainty in the German high command regarding. Intentions after the D-Day landings, the 7th Army did most of the initial fighting in Normandy although it was later reinforced by the.Expecting another landing by the Allies. By 18 June, the 7th Army had lost 97,000 men, including five generals. On 28 June, the army's commander, General Dollmann, died of a heart attack.
Under unrelenting Allied pressure, the 7th Army was slowly forced back through the. In late July 1944, the 7th Army's weakened left wing was flattened by a massive Allied aerial bombardment and then assaulted and broken by the. Armored exploitation of this rent in the front lines by US units forced a German retreat and then an. Which culminated in the 7th Army being nearly wiped out in the.Abandoning what remained of their heavy equipment, shattered remnants of the 7th Army escaped from the Falaise Pocket and retreated eastward to the German border. During the autumn of 1944, the 7th Army adopted a defensive posture in the. Region on the Belgian and Luxembourgian border while. Husbanded forces for a winter offensive on the. It consisted of three infantry (212th, 256th, 352nd Volksgrenadier) divisions and one parachute (5th) division. Its role was to protect the southern flank of the. And the entire Ardennes Offensive. Like the other two German armies in the offensive, the 7th Army took substantial losses. The 7th Army defended against the northward attack of the. But ultimately failed to halt General. The 7th Army, however, managed to avoid encirclement and retreated again to the.
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