Archive for the Propaganda Items Category

Die Deutsche Wehrmacht Cigarette Book

Posted in Paper, Propaganda Items with tags , on September 7, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis propaganda book, produced in 1936, represented an oddly German phenomenon. These albums were sold to the general public and the citizen would redeem coupons packaged with their cigarette packets in order to receive the packages of “cigarette card” illustrations that they could then mount in the album. The subject of this particular one, titled “German Defence Forces” consists of scenes of pre-War German marching about and practicing invading people.

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Raubstaat England Cigarette Album

Posted in Paper, Propaganda Items with tags , , on September 7, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis propaganda book, produced in 1941, represented an oddly German phenomenon. These albums were sold to the general public and the citizen would redeem coupons packaged with their cigarette packets in order to receive the packages of “cigarette card” illustrations that they could then mount in the album. The subject of this particular one, titled “Robber State England” provides a very slanted view of English historical misdeeds and colonial oppression.

 

Nachrichten Für Die Truppe Propaganda Newspaper

Posted in Paper, Propaganda Items with tags , , on September 5, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_StatesThis is the 12th of April 1945 edition of “Nachrichten Für Die Truppe”. This was a German language newspaper craeted by the Allies and dropped by bomber over the troop lines. It combined real news about Allied successes with unverifiable gossip about the Nazi leadership. Classed as grey propaganda since the Allies never owned up to producing it and the German soldier was under no doubts about who did write it. It was very popular with German soldiers. The newspaper was produced from April 1944 until the end of the war. Interestingly enough the Germans themselves printed their versions of this in order to combat it.

SHAEF Propaganda Newsletter

Posted in Paper, Propaganda Items with tags , , on September 5, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_StatesThis is an example of the S.H.A.E.F. (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force) The Daily Organ of Supreme Headquarters newsletter from April 13th 1945. In the Summer of 1944 the Psychological Warfare Division of SHAEF, under General Eisenhower, took over the propaganda campaign against Germany. This newsletter was produced from April until July 1945. The newsletter was dropped from converted bombers and was produced in 4 languages (1 per page), English, German, French and Polish. It was classified as white propaganda as it contained factual information about Allied successes as well as survival and civilian advice for displaced populations.

 

WW1 Anti-German Toilet Paper

Posted in Paper, Propaganda Items with tags , , on July 30, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_StatesThe arrival of the US in the First World War was accompanied by a rash of the usual cheesy propaganda items. This one, a sheet of toilet paper with Kaiser Wilhelm’s face printed on it, was typical of the tone many of these items adopted. Bloody funny still and Bill’s been dead for 90 years.

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Hitler Youth Cigarette Card

Posted in Paper, Propaganda Items with tags , , on March 1, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgOriginally I saw this item here and was a little confused as to whether it was a period item. When I accidentally came across this cigarette card I thought, well someone has cut the card and fitted it into a fob of some sort. But on closer inspection it is apparent that while they share the artwork, in fact the fob has a superset of the card so the two items simply sourced their imagery from the same source and are contemporary.

This card is part of a set produced for the Martin Brinkmann Tobacco Company. This company was based in Bremen until 1937 when it relocated to Berlin. After being bombed out in 1943 the company moved its headquarters to Lake Constance. The company was tightly aligned with the Nazi regime and cooperated willingly in its Kdf programs. This card set dates from 1934 and has the theme “Deutschland Hoch In Ehren” or “Germany highly esteemed”. The root of this is a popular Nationalist song by the same name that was popular in the late 19th Century and then repopularised by the rise of Nationalist parties in the lead up to the collapse of the Weimar Government. The cards in this set have a wide range of time periods, illustrating Germans being naughty from the time of the Holy Roman Empire until the ascent of the NSDAP.

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US Anti-Axis Pin-back Badges

Posted in Propaganda Items with tags , on January 17, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_StatesHere are a couple of views of my collection of WW2 United States propaganda buttons. Usually I would have broken these out into separate posts but today I was struck by a bad case of the lazies. Plus these items are so small it would have meant 20 posts on buttons. Anyway, for the sake of the search engines here are the subjects…

Nazi Hunting License – Open Season – No Limit
Wanted for Murder – Adolf Schicklgruber alias Hitler
Remember Pearl Harbor – Keep ‘Em Dying – Moffett Airfield 1943 (this is a reproduction I think)
Keep ‘Em Crying – Keep ‘Em Dying
Let’s Murder The Sons of the Son
You Asked For It Japan
Moider Dem Japs
To Hell With Tojo
Taps For Japs
Jap You’re A Sap
Hang Tojo
Buy Bonds and Bye Bye Japs
Down With The Rising Sun
Sock The Japs
Salvage
We’ll Meet In Tokyo
Pack Up Japan, The Yanks Are Coming
Rap the Jap With Scrap
Hang That Paperhanger
On Your Knees You Japanese
Let’s Clear Out The Rats
To Hell With Mussolini
Jap Hunting License
Jap Hunting License (again)

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