Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Print of the Day: Belgium Fights On, 1940-1944

Belgium Fights On
Sturbelle, 1940-1944
The Victoria & Albert Museum

We’ve looked at several World War II propaganda posters. This one was used between 1940 and 1944 after the German occupation of Belgium of May of 1940. This poster was part of a campaign to encourage American support for the Belgian resistance. It’s the work of R. Sturbelle who excelled in creating dramatic and effective images such as this one which juxtaposes a group of bound Belgians about the executed with an image of decided freedom. 

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