Korean War Leaflets and Safe Conduct Passes

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Leaflets dropped by Air Force aircraft communicated many different themes. One type of leaflet was a warning against UN air attack. The ones meant for civilians directed them to stay away from unexploded ordnance, or roads, railways and other military targets. The ones aimed toward soldiers tried to instill fear by warning that the only escape from the "Flying Tigers of the Free World" was to surrender. Another main type of leaflet portrayed the people of North Korea as pawns of the Korean, Chinese and Soviet Communists. These leaflets blamed Kim Il Sung, Mao Zedong and Josef Stalin for lying to the Korean people and prolonging the war.

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