And another blithe opening sentence from a reporter who didn’t do his job. Source opens with:

British children of the time were playing marbles and hidding [sic] in air raid shelters.

But for youngsters under the Third Reich, this board game was invented to teach them the tactics of warfare – against a British foe.

Except that British children had their own propaganda games. Also see.

The game currently up for auction is Adler Luftverteidigungsspiel, or Eagle Air Defense Game. Available at Wallis and Wallis auction house. Both source and auction house refer to the game as “Adlers Luftverteidigungsspiel”, though the box clearly shows “Adler” without the “s”. There was also a Swedish version of the game, Anfall och Försvar.


Don’t look for it on eBay any time soon.