WW2 Posters & Propaganda Art

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  1. brithm

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    Smash 'em Up but THEIRS not OURS!
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    How To Tackle A Fire bombs
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    Careless Talk May Cost His Life

    Don't Talk About Aerodromes or Aircraft Factories
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    Ministry of Labour and National Service
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    Allied Air Offensive against Germany up to January 1st 1941. The poster features an aerial bombing map of Northern Germany with an enlarged inset of The Ruhr. The Key features information on Munition Works Power Stations / Aerodromes or Seaplane Bases / Aircraft Works / Oil / Railways / Docks & Waterways / German Navy / More than one type of objective bombed. The text in Key reads - Figures show number of major attacks on each area up to January 1st, 1941 Minor bombing raids, leaflet and reconnaissance sorties are not included. - The map was published as a reassurance to the English public that Royal Air Force was striking back at Germany during The Blitz - a German bombing campaign against the UK in 1940 and 1941. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner, Ltd. London, UK.
     
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    Issued by Vichy France to promote an anti-semitic, anti-British, anti-de Gaulle message. The title reads Avec ce ‘de Gaulle’ la vous ne prendrez rien, M.Mrs...With that fishing rod you won’t catch anything - punning on the French word for fishing rod, ‘la gaule’. The cartoon shows Churchill sat in a small battered rowing boat with a caricature Jewish businessman in a black hat clutching a bag of money. Churchill is holding a fishing rod with Charles de Gaulle’s head as bait and attempting to catch battleships labelled Richelieu and Dakar. A well dressed Vichy sailor is wagging his finger at them. The poster responds to failed attempts by Allied forces to recapture control of French West Africa from Vichy forces. Published the Ligue Francaise anti-britannique / The French Anti-Britain League, a collaborationist organisation funded by Nazi Germany
     
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    French poster warning about the dangers of touching unexploded bombs and other instruments of war - Ne touchez jamais aux engins de guerre Danger de Mort! Trop de personnes et surtout des enfants et des jeunes gens ont ete tuees par leur imprudence. Signalez immediatement tous les engins de guerre aux autorites locales (Mairie, Gendarmerie, Police) / Never touch war machines Danger of Death! Many people especially children and young people have been killed by their carelessness. Immediately inform any explosive weapons and materials to the local authorities (City Hall, Emergency Services, Police). Dynamic image featuring a skeleton in a black coat and hat with an outstretched skeletal hand reaching over a pile of bombs and grenades in black, grey and white shades, and stylised text running diagonally in red and white letters in the centre and above and below the image.
     
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    Rationing means a fair share for all of us - featuring an illustration - without rationing - depicting a shop assistant shrugging his shoulders with empty shelves behind him and a lady carrying a box of cans, and an illustration below - with rationing - of two ladies buying the same share of food and full shelves behind the smiling seller. Issued by Office of Price Administration Washington DC. Printed by US Government Printing Office.
     
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    World War Two poster issued as a supplement to the magazine Signal no 6 20 number of January 1943. The text in Portuguese reads: 33 Fighter aviators destroyed 4,211 planes, featuring photos of the pilots around the central piece of short Allied planes in the sky. The reverse of the poster features an article about the military score - After the 41st month of the war, on March 1, 1943, no less than 33 Luftwaffe fighter aviators had each scored 100 air victories or more. - and calculations of the amount of aluminium, bauxite that the enemy has lost in the battle.
     
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    Dutch WW2 propaganda poster, produced in Nazi occupied Holland to instil the idea that American bombers were recklessly killing civilians. Vliegende Forten Vliegende Doodskisten! / Flying Fortresses Flying Coffins! The design shows American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers with coffins replacing the main body of the plane. The flying coffins are surrounded by falling bombs.
     
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    upload_2022-8-5_19-18-44.jpeg Nazi World War Two recruitment propaganda poster titled Die Abwehr / The Defence. Text reads: der Feindangriff zerbricht an der zahen Abwehr der Infanterie / The enemy attack is broken by the tough defence of the infantry. The image shows two soldiers in a bunker, one holding a machine gun and the other holding a hand grenade.
     
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    HELP BRITAIN, HELP US
    A prize winner in the national poster contest sponsored by the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies Painted by Edwin George of Norwalk, Connecticut

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    Is England in trouble? Yea! Let each one form his judgment! featuring an article citing Sidney Sun and London Times raising concerns on the situation with the daily air attacks destroying cities and doubting the position and ability of the local authorities to take care of the urgent needs - transport, railways, roads, telegraph and telephone services, and water, gas, and electricity supply, supported with a map of England with inserts of Hull, Coventry, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Plymouth, Southampton on fire, in rubble and destruction, with caption illustrations on either side of the map depicting German bombers and submarines destroying English ships.
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    The shadow of Rommel the Secret Order of Auchinleck / A sombra de Rommel. A ordem secreta de Auchinleck..., featuring a caricature of a British Army commander Claude Auchinleck (1884-1981) sitting in a candle lit tent at a table writing a secret order, with a bed, clock, and maps around him, an oversized German general and military theorist Erwin Rommel (1891-1944) is shadowing over him, the reverse of the poster features a copy of the Secret Order dated 23 March 1942 and its' translation to Portuguese, asking to 'discourage the idea that Rommel is anything but an ordinary German general', 'to stop altogether talking of Rommel when we mean the enemy in Libya. We must refer to the Germans, or the Axis Forces, or the enemy, never specifically to Rommel.' signed C.J. Auchinleck, General, Commander in Chief, Middle East Forces, with a P.S. note 'I am not jealous of Rommel!'
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    Singapore held by the Japanese. The British castle fort in Greater Asia was broken down Churchill and Roosevelt lost the game there too.', featuring four illustrations with warships, boats, sailors, soldiers, bombs, missiles, planes, tanks, captioned - View over the city. Japanese attack on the city's airfield. Japanese break through virgin bush towards Singapore. Entry of Japanese troops into Singapore. With excerpts from the press - The Anglo-American illusion: Reuter, London, declared on December 17, 1941: "We have already experienced some surprises, we are waiting for others, Singapore, however, it must not come and it will not fall. The hard reality: On February 11, 1942, soldiers of the Japanese Empire attacked the fortress of Singapore in heroic action, conquering it.; text on Singapore and a caption 'United Europe hails allied Japan! England and America and all their auxiliaries stagger to the precipice of annihilation' on the reverse.
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    Pre-war Poster
    We Stand For Peace - featuring a great design depicting a squadron of military planes with red stars on the wings flying in the blue sky above a line of tanks pointing towards German Nazi caricatures holding flaming torches against a black background on the sidelines behind a red and white post with the Soviet emblem on the top, a quote by Josef Stalin in red above reads: We stand for peace and we stand for the cause of peace. But we are not afraid of threats and are ready to respond with a blow to the blow of the warmongers. (1936)
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