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is this a Middle East propaganda leaflet?

Article about: hi, I wonder if anyone has a view on the origins of this large leaflet - slightly longer than A4 size. There is what looks like Arabic writing at the foot of the page and in the lower right

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    hi, I wonder if anyone has a view on the origins of this large leaflet - slightly longer than A4 size. There is what looks like Arabic writing at the foot of the page and in the lower right margin 'M.E.4.'

    Is this a British WW2 propaganda leaflet?

    many thanks, Dave
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    Probably

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    Interesting item Dave. First lets address the image, it shows a significant assembly of British Morris C8 Field Artillery Tractors with crews and their 25 pounder guns. These "beetle back" tractors were called Quads and used throughout WW2 and through the 1950's by Britain and commonweath Armies. Notice the camo paint job on the tractors. Where was the photo taken? It could be North Africa (which might explain the Arabic writing)or it might be in Italy. The Quad's were used in both theatres.
    Can't help on the Arabic writing. M.E.4 could that be Middle East 4, whatever that might mean?

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    Germany were gaining popularity and support in North Africa, we ( British ) began a campaign to counteract this which included pro British media such as this most likely
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    many thanks guys, and its in a similar vein to those items shown by Historyman. Well done, someone always has the answer!!

    Dave

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    Great images. Interesting that the quads & guns and the first tanks pic are both 6th armoured Div.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    how can you tell that Jerry, I can't see any div markings.

    Dave

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    If you look closely at the soldiers shoulders you can see the 6th Armoured patch
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    Quote by rrickoshae View Post
    how can you tell that Jerry, I can't see any div markings.

    Dave
    Dave,

    As historyman posted, you can see the arm patch in the first two pics.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    ah yes, if you look very very closely! Thanks guys
    Dave

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