"Heute gehört uns Deutschland | Today, Germany is ours; | Morgen die ganze Welt!" | Tomorrow, the whole world. | OH, YEAH"? (poster)

"Heute gehört uns Deutschland | Today, Germany is ours; | Morgen die ganze Welt!" | Tomorrow, the whole world. | OH, YEAH"? (poster)

Maclean [given name unknown]

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Publisher: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1941
Book Id: 20861

Description

Poster. Halftone printed in black, olive green, and red on uncoated off-white paper. 19.7 x 15.9 in. / 50 x 40.4 cm. Verso blank. Formerly folded. This very early World War II propaganda poster depicts a hideous quintet of helmeted Nazi soldiers with wild eyes and filed teeth singing from sheet music against a bright red background. The original German text to the song appears above in olive green in modernized German Gothic type; the interlinear English translation is in black. The rejoinder, below, is in large, italic sans-serif capitals. Only one copy located, at Northwestern University. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941, the US declared war on Monday, the 8th. Isolationist opposition to US involvement in the European war crumbled on Thursday, the 11th, when both Germany and Italy declared war on us, and America returned the favor. Until then, we had been a neutral nation, ostensibly, though Roosevelt's invention of Lend Lease to provide war matériel to the Allies was anything but neutral. It is almost inconceivable that this inflammatory design could have been used publicly by the War Department before hostilities began. It must have been created within the first three weeks of the war and published shortly thereafter. The poster was folded, but it has been cleaned and flattened professionally. A few pale marginal stains remain, but it is a fresh and harrowing image.


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