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Who is Who – WWII American Propaganda Posters

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It looks like after terrible political mess in 1940, by 1941-1943 it was a need to explain who was a friend and who wasn’t. It looks naive today but back in the days it was a serious business.

 

russian

Especially when it came to Soviets. Ivans were no more “Communist Monsters” but “RUSSIAN Friends”. ) Such a small detail, but changes quite a lot.

 

english

From now on English are also friends. )

 

canadian

These boring people with a very difficult Canadian language are also friends

 

australian

It was not too much known about Australians expect they were hunting kangaroos and making BBQ 24/7.  Strange behavior indeed, but from now on whoever hunts kangaroos is also a friend.

 

dutch

Here is a tricky one. ) Dutch sailor is a friend. Only Dutch sailor!!! Dutch on shore is something else )

 

chinese

To make the things a bit easier for housewives, very abstracted “Chinese” was invented  )

 

ethiopian

This particular poster is a bit Overkill. Even for myself it’s difficult to understand where exactly is that Mysterious Ethiopia and how did they helped Americans )