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Poland war propaganda poster - can anyone explain this picture?


SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
25 Oct 2008 /  #1
I came across this in my local museum.
It is war propaganda.
Could anyone tell me about it?



Shawn_H  
25 Oct 2008 /  #2
It is war propaganda.

Is it Propaganda? I would view it as a politically motivated statement, as you would find in a any modern newspaper. It just seems to be making the statement that the mess associated with the war is the fault of the English.
puercoespin - | 129  
25 Oct 2008 /  #3
Could anyone tell me about it?




OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
25 Oct 2008 /  #4
the war is the fault of the English.

How? I am assuming it is WW2, is it commenting that England did not react quickly enough or something?

I have more Propaganda or politically motivated statements but I did not understand this one.

puercoespin

Come on, tell us about it then.




Here another, note Wara does not mean war but something like "go away".



Shawn_H  
25 Oct 2008 /  #5
I am assuming it is WW2

As would I....

is it commenting that England did not react quickly enough or something

I think it is commenting on the pact that England made with Poland to offer assistance in the event of German aggression. A pact that the English had no possible way of standing behind.

I did not understand this one

I think it loosely translates to "England, this is your work"
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
25 Oct 2008 /  #6
This one is pretty self explanatory, I think.
Anyone care to comment on these?



Dice 15 | 452  
25 Oct 2008 /  #7
Poster #1:
A Commie propaganda poster blaming UK for Poland's initial defeat in WWII. A lot of Poles still think that way accusing UK of not helping Poland during the first stage of WWII.

Poster #2:
more of the same.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
25 Oct 2008 /  #8
something like "go away".

or hands off
Shawn_H  
25 Oct 2008 /  #9
Commie

What tells you it is Commie?
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
25 Oct 2008 /  #10
Poster #2:
more of the same.

The second is a Polish soldier fighting off the Nazis, isn't it?
So how could it be more of the same?

or hands off

That makes sence.
Poznan 5 | 46  
25 Oct 2008 /  #11
I can explain it. We didn't had support and after the war we were sold for Soviets British have confiscated (stolen) our national gold reserves (transported to UK throught Romania in 1939).

I answer if you ask but we should rememeber that we learn history.
puercoespin - | 129  
25 Oct 2008 /  #12
Come on, tell us about it then.

im going out right now..im sorry
buy if this thread will be still alive i will join and help as i like this subject
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
25 Oct 2008 /  #13
I answer if you ask but we should remmebr that we learn history.

Of course, I was just not sure if it was on the way in to WW2 or on the way out, that this poster was blaming England.

i will join and help as i like this subject

Great all comments welcome.
I would like to know more, always.
Poznan 5 | 46  
25 Oct 2008 /  #14
Of course, I was just not sure if it was on the way in to WW2 or on the way out, that this poster was blaming England.

Yes this poster was blaimng england but I don't know exatly this one... but I know one face on this poster so I gues I am right.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
25 Oct 2008 /  #15
A pact that the English had no possible way of standing behind.

then why sign such a pact? speaks volumes of the limies.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
25 Oct 2008 /  #16
Never Britain, is it? Always England. Tut tut.
puercoespin - | 129  
25 Oct 2008 /  #17
How? I am assuming it is WW2, is it commenting that England did not react quickly enough or something?

thats right

A Commie propaganda poster

This is a German poster from the early WW2 time which was printed in Polish for distribution in Poland to undermine any possible alliances.
Shawn_H  
25 Oct 2008 /  #18
Tut tut

No, he ruled Egypt. I think Chamberlain was in power in Jolly Ole.

is a German poster from the early WW2 time

That is interesting, so it really would be propaganda then.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
25 Oct 2008 /  #19
That is interesting, so it really would be propaganda then.

It was.
A similar poster was produced by Germans for the French consumption: "C 'est L'anglais qui nous a fait ca".

Anyone care to comment on these?

This is a game of words that in effect has two meanings:

1. Poland was the first country to put up a fight against the Germans (Austria and Czechoslovakia didn't)

2. Poland is always ready to fight. Implies that Poles do not look for excuses to avoid a just fight, or look whether others are ready if there is a need to fight.
Phil33101 4 | 26  
26 Oct 2008 /  #20
Here another, note Wara does not mean war but something like "go away".

Sean, your 2nd and 3rd Images, are Polish propaganda from the time of the Warsaw uprising. Both are displayed in the Uprising Museum in Warsaw.

Phil
Borrka 37 | 594  
26 Oct 2008 /  #21
Polish propaganda from the time of the Warsaw uprising

Not true.
Both are from 1939.
Phil33101 4 | 26  
26 Oct 2008 /  #22
I stand corrected, from 1939 and the invasion of Poland, generated Support for the Home Army which led to the Warsaw uprising
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
26 Oct 2008 /  #23
Poster #2:
more of the same.

Not true.
The first poster accuses England (sic!) of destruction of Poland (I suspect it's a German or Communist post-war propaganda).
The second one is pre-war propaganda poster telling 'stay away'. A soldier driving a bayonet into a hand with an armband with svastika is self explanatory.
Borrka 37 | 594  
26 Oct 2008 /  #24
I suspect it's a German or Communist post-war propaganda).The second one is pre-war propaganda poster telling 'stay away'. A soldier driving a

German Nazi propaganda.
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
26 Oct 2008 /  #25
Let the flag of Poland fly high... and its neighbours know... this flag is eternal. We know how to forgive... but we are aware of the past aswell. Recent Past.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
26 Oct 2008 /  #26
(about the first poster in this thread)

German Nazi propaganda.

It was.A similar poster was produced by Germans for the French consumption: "C 'est L'anglais qui nous a fait ca".

And here is the supposed author of both versions: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_Matejko
Poznan 5 | 46  
26 Oct 2008 /  #27
In Yalta we were sold it is fact.

If we were such great allies so it is time for British to give back our national gold reserves confiscated (stolen) after the war. We are not under communist rule and now it is time to send our gold back to Poland.

Gentelmens do so.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
26 Oct 2008 /  #28
It is true that u were sold down the river but u have to understand that we could have ill afforded a protracted war with Russia at that time. It was a placating measure.
Babinich 1 | 455  
26 Oct 2008 /  #29
What leads you to believe that a war with the Soviet Union would be "protracted"?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
26 Oct 2008 /  #30
We sustained heavy casualties as a result of WWII. There was a lot of unfinished business and it would have dragged on until acceptable resolutions came about. I'm no expert but that was the prevailing view at the time.

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