Fascinating pictorial gameboard map issued in Nazi Germany during the Second World War, showing Germany's attempts to lay siege to the British Isles.
The map was made by Fritz Westenberger, it shows northwestern Europe from Germany and Norway to Ireland. Two routes around the British Isles are shown, and the player can choose to be either a submarine or an airplane.
The name of the game "Wir Fahren Gegen Engeland" comes from a famous World War I and World War II German patriotic war song of the same title.
A flier inside the game box reads (translated to English):
A new war game by submarines and airplanes from the "Scholz 'artistic games" collection.
All of you are eagerly following the daring deeds of our brave submarine men and aviators, who are inflicting blow upon blow to the British. What you can in reality not be allowed to stand on the command tower of a submarine, or to approach the English coast in a fast flight, you can experience here in the game. With these little submarines and airplanes you are supposed to go "against Engeland" and you can destroy the whole English fleet if you are all skillful. That’s as much a game as you want it to be!
First take the game board, look at it carefully, you will find the British Isles and the British fleet marked on it. How the game works in detail is explained on the following very simple rules of the game.
Now see to it that you can have a great deal of English tonnage dumped on the seabed. Whoever reaches the highest number of tons has won; the less successful one will be smarter the next time, because real guys like you are known not to let themselves be shaken.
The title picture of the game is based on a photo from Weltbild G.m.b.H.; the colored plan was drawn by Fritz Westenberger.
The rules of the game are on the inside!