It is a well-known fact that Germans are one of the most enthusiastic stamp collectors. According to a research report, Germany owns the ten largest stamp-selling houses, making approximately above $300 million annually. There were so many precious and rare German objects that were ruined during World War II and conflicts from the middle of the 20th century. But some of the historical German stamps were preserved fortunately and are now very famous among stamp collectors.
Generally, the concept of war always raises the picture of armed people with heavy weapons and espionage. In earlier times, psychological wars have also played a great role in various conflicts and fights between different nations. Being capable of spreading discontent and discord among civilians and the opposing forces can have a powerful influence on the nation.
The range of messages that are being spread cater to a large range of objectives, from highlighting the opposing force's perceived evil to the representation of a rival's mockery. World War II headed to the practice of forging WW2 German stamps employed by both the Allies and the Axis.
Role of German Stamps in destroying Hitler?
In the earlier times of 1945, the world had been at war for more than three years. Germany was about to get defeated, but American fatalities were increasing over time as there was a huge decline among their resources. At that time, a brilliant idea emerged; to bring down the Nazi government and the weapon chosen for this fight was none other than the WW2 German Stamps.
An intelligence agency and today’s CIA of strategic services were being formed during World War II. One of the most effective tools throughout the war was propaganda which aimed to demoralize the German community, which they expected would spark a revolt against the Nazis. Getting this propaganda to reach every German on a daily basis was quite challenging because the intelligence agency used to drop flyers from the air, but the cruel rain and wind always destroyed them before they could reach the intended listeners.
In order to launch this whole operation, the OSS service operators had interrogated the German POWs who were appointed as postal workers so that they can even learn about the smallest details about the mail service. All the mal sacks, cancellation, stamp samples, and envelopes were thoroughly studied. Almost two million mailing addresses were gathered, and they were created by using authentic businesses as return addresses.