U.S.- made leaflet earmarked for a German city. The translation is as follows: (In capital letters: "DO YOU WANT TOTAL WAR?"
The rest of the leaflet continues: "An enthusiastic YES was the answer of the Nazi-Meeting. Today Germany knows what total war means, better than Goebbels and his yes-shouters foresaw. The total war, wanted by the Nazis, will be continued with ever increasing weight and effectiveness, until Germany capitulates unconditionally."
One of the more impressive psy-op operations conducted by allied forces came during the prelude to the Normandy invasion. The Americans constructed an impressive number of mock airfields and ports, complete with phony men and material. During the evening of the invasion, Allied bombers selectively jammed German radar so as to allow it to recognize ships headed toward Calais. The movement of the ships, which blared out recordings from the American invasion at Salerno, temporarily confused German intelligence as the real invasion of Normandy got underway.
In one of the more storied instances of psy-op broadcasts by the BBC, an announcer made the following announcement to German troops then preparing for the invasion of England.
"Attention Jerries (British slang for the German soldier).
Since you are preparing to invade our country
it is important that you learn some English phrases.
Please Repeat after me, The Channel Crossing, The Channel Crossing.
Very good, now some words you will find helpful
while you are on the boat.
"The boat is sinking", "The boat is sinking".
Again very good! Now, let's practice the conjugation of verbs.
Now repeat after me.
"I am burning", "You are burning", "We are burning".
After the war, British Intelligence found out that the broadcast had convinced the German High Command that the English had invented a way to light the English Channel on fire and decided to postpone their plans.