Second World War posters

1939
120 x 160 cm
France - Rouen - Archives départementales de Seine-Maritime
63 Fi 50
Late modern period
Politics and Military links

View 1 : "Franco-British day, to the benefit of those who fight and their families, 11 and 12 November 1939" poster - ADSM, 63 Fi 50

View 2 : "Vive la France, Vive De Gaulle, Vive les Alliés" posters - ADSM, 63 Fi 39

View 3 : "Assassins always return to the scene of their crime" poster - ADSM, 63 Fi 30

View 4 : "Thanks to the English, our Way of the Cross" poster - ADSM, 63 Fi 58

View 5 : "French, do not forget that if England established an empire in the world over the 200 past years, it is only to the detriment of our country" poster - ADSM, 63 Fi 32

View 6 : "Dakar - Mers El Kebir" poster - ADSM, 63 Fi 66

 

 
On November 11, 1939, King George VI responds to a telegram sent by Albert Lebrun in these terms : " We both have reason to be reassured that the joint efforts of the peoples of Britain and France will be successful and Europe will be safe from the brutal violence and that peace will be established on sound foundations of freedom and justice."
Until the arrival of the Vichy government, the British are our allies. On 11 and 12 November 1939, we even celebrate Franco-British days.
 
From June 1940, England, and especially its politicians, become the object of a systematic anti-British propaganda .
The Vichy regime likes to recall episodes of Mers-el -Kebir and Dakar in July 1940, which saw the destruction of the French ships and a large part of their crews.
Mers El- Kebir bombings made 1297 victims, while the battleship Richelieu was torpedoed a few days later to Dakar.
At local level, the German authority reminds peoples that helping British airmen leads the guilty before a military tribunal where he will be punished with the death penalty : for Germany, England is the enemy of Europe .

 

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