Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Nazi Caricatures on France

I’ll be adding pages on Nazi caricatures on various themes over the next few weeks.  Today I add a page of cartoons about France between 1933 and 1940.  Two examples:

France and Disarmament (1933)

France in Bed with a Black Soldier (1940)

Prior to the war, the basic Nazi theme was that France was building up its armaments, intended for use against Germany.  Once the war began in 1939, a standard theme was that France was claiming to defend European civilization, but was depending on savage Black colonial troops to do so.

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