Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - A minute that could save your life

Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - A minute that could save your life

This page from Lt D.W. Gay's 'War Effort' is a propaganda leaflet entitled 'A minute that could save your life'. The line 'the enemy coast' is the last part of his account of raid 22.

Read the following 6 points carefully and attentively! They can mean the difference between death and life for you

1 - Brave men alone cannot make up for the mangel of tanks, airplanes and artillery in a material war

2 - With the German defeats in France and the east in 1944, the decision was made: Germany lost the war

3 - You are not facing barbarians who find pleasure in the dead, but soldiers who want to protect your life

4 - But we can only spare those who do not use useless resistance to force us to use our weapons against them

5 - It is up to you to give us a clear understanding of your intent by raising your hands, waving a handkerchief, etc.

6 - Prisoners of war are treated fairly and decently, without harassment - just like soldiers who have fought bravely.

You have to make the decision yourself. However, if you find yourself in a desperate situation, consider what you have read.

Many thanks to Martin Hampton, the son in law of Lt. Gay, for sending us this material. These pages come from Gay's own private notebook which began with similar infomation to his flight log, but became more detailed, and also included a number of interesting items that had been pasted in.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (9 January 2020), Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - A minute that could save your life , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_war_effort_055.html

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