Item #CL189-68 [Winston Churchill, WWII]
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[Winston Churchill, WWII]

c1942. Colour lithograph, monogrammed “S.P.K.” in image upper right, 118.4 x 80.1cm. Repaired minor tears to edges and old folds. Linen-backed.

French text reads “Confiance…Ses amputations se poursuivent methodiquement.’’ (Have confidence, he is being methodically amputated.)

Held in V&A with the comment “Churchill is caricatured here as a voracious hydra with tentacles grabbing key sites of British involvement in the Second World War. The tentacles are shown being amputated by the German forces and their allies. It may seem unusual that this poster was produced in France, a nation that was one of Britain’s wartime allies, but it is an example of anti-British propaganda produced under the French occupation after Germany defeated France in 1940.”

Item #CL189-68

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  other currencies

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