A propaganda leaflet targeted at German soldiers, Front-Illustrierte was designed and illustrated by Alexander Zhitimorsky, one of the founding Soviet artists of the political photomontage genre. With millions of leaflets dropped from Soviet planes over nazi-occupied territory, soldiers in possession were threatened with execution by the Germans and promised leniency by their Russian captors. Futility and certain demise in fighting the Soviets were guaranteed in compelling imagery and text. Simultaneously, German longing for home and family seemed possible by desertion of their monstrous nazi leaders.