[Safe Conduct Pass]
Safe conduct pass distributed to German soldiers with the hopes of their surrender during WWII.
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This small leaflet was intended to operate as an aid for German soldiers looking to surrender to U.S. forces in the field during WWII. In both German and English, Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower ensures the bearer’s safe conduct and right to food, shelter, and medical attention.
The verso contains a ten point summary of the principles of the Hague (1907) and Geneva (1921) Conventions. Rules for surrender are also provided.
“To prevent misunderstanding when surrendering, the following procedure is advisable: Lay down arms, take off helmet and belt, raise your hands and wave a handkerchief or this document.”
Published in 1944 by SHAEF- Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. Distributed in the field between December 1944 and April 1945.
Publication Date: 1944
Author: Allied Supreme Command
Sheet Width (in): 5
Sheet Height (in): 7.6
Condition Description: Numerous tears throughout have been repaired on the verso. Marginal loss at the top of the image, and heavy creasing along fold line.
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