"DESTROY THE ENEMY!"
Lot 143
"DESTROY THE ENEMY!"
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£600 - 900
Auction Details
World War II
New York
5 Jun 2014 10:00 EDT

Auction 21651
Lot Details
"DESTROY THE ENEMY!"
Group of 20 issues of various Soviet military propaganda newspapers issued to boost morale on the Western Front, 1940-1945. Illustrated with photogravures and drawings. Various sizes. Minor wear and folds with some foxing, tears, stains and occasional writing.

Comprising:
1. Leninets [The Leninist]. February 4, 1940 .
2. Boets-otlichnik [Fighter-Honors]. March 4, 1942.
3. Vpered na zapad [To the West]. July 16, 1942.
4. Za otchiznu [For the Homeland]. September 11, 1942; October 4, 1942; October 4, 1942; and October 31, 1942.
5. Unichtozhim vraga [Destroy the Enemy]. July 29, 1942; and March 18, 1943.
6. Krasnoarmeiskaya pravda [Red Army Pravda]. September 26, 1942; and June 25, 1943.
7. Bei vraga [Beat the Enemy]. March 6, 1943; and April 11, 1943.
8. Za chest rodiny [For the Honor of the Motherland]. March 13, 1943; and March 26, 1943.
9. Na vraga [The Enemy]. March 18, 1943; and April 5, 1943.
10. Boevoi klich [Battle-Cry]. August 30, 1943.
11. Zashzhitnik rodiny [Defenders of the Homeland]. October 29, 1943.
12. Za rodinu [For the Motherland]. September 28, 1945.
WITH: One Soviet recruitment flyer in Georgian. 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.
AND: Politicheskaya rabota na fronte [Political Work on the Front]. Propaganda poster intended for political instruction on the Western Front and issued by Unichtozhim vraga. October 1942. 16 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.

These papers, employing the strongest language, commanded Russia's soldiers to kill the enemy for Stalin. They are also filled with eyewitness accounts of atrocities committed by the German occupiers.
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