Populations abandonees, faites confiance au soldat allemand! (Affiche allemand pendant l’occupation, France, 1940)

wwii-soldat-allemandHey kids! Trust the Nazis!

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2 thoughts on “Populations abandonees, faites confiance au soldat allemand! (Affiche allemand pendant l’occupation, France, 1940)

  1. With a comment on the poster: “Et quoi encore ?” meaning “And what else ?”.
    The very dark days of occupation were beginning. The famous Pierre Dac counter propaganda about Radio Paris (official german nazi propaganda in France):
    “Radio Paris ment, Radio Paris est allemand”, meaning: “Radio Paris lies, Radio Paris is German”. A french pun on the werb lie and german. Pierre Dac was a famous writer and humorist who joined the Free French Forces in London, his voice was the voice of the French fighting the nazis with the west allies under Gen. De Gaule. This voice is famous and was very much listened to by the French to follow the war. The most famous deed of the voice of Free French forces was to broadcast the famous coded messages in French coded phrases for resistance groups. One of the best known, that is recalled in the Longest Day movie is: “Les violons de l’automne blessent mon coeur d’une langueur monotone”. That was the signal to all groups for D-Day !
    Very beautiful in French ! and meaning in english: “the automn violins wound my heart with a monotonous languor”.
    Interesting photographs of Paris in these dark times:

    http://hitek.fr/42/photos-paris-occupation_4090

    All the best !

    cheers

    Franck.

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