The French propaganda was very diverse during World War II. Before the outbreak of WWII, the French government published a large number of posters, many with anti-German slogans and motives because of the aggressive politics of Nazi Germany. After the fall of France in 1940, pro-German posters were produced both by the German occupying forces as well as the Vichy regime. Many of the French-language posters was also used in southern Belgium.
The French resistance also produced posters during the occupation. Above all, FFL (Free French Forces), created a number of posters which were put up in all allied fields to raise the morale of the French soldiers who fled the war, now fighting from allied soil.
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Victoria - La Croisade contre le bolchevisme - French WW2 propaganda
Our business is based on a genuine interest in military history. We have wide knowledge in the 1900s conflicts in general and the Second World War in particular. This global conflict was characterized largely by the political climate that then reigned. It was very much an "ideological struggle" that gave rise to a variety of cultural and military historic documents and images. Propaganda was a cornerstone in the foundation necessary to instill courage in the people, convince the public of the State's own excellence, facilitate war production, to denigrate the opposition, highlighting the enemy's brutality and moral decay, and demonstrate the right of the own struggle etc.