Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Representations of German Soldiers on War Posters

Like all the combatants, Germany enlisted the services of their top-rung graphic artists to generate propaganda posters.  Here is a selection of their varied depictions of their nation's fighting men.

Sources:  Imperial War Museum,, and the Library of Congress


  1. Virginia War Museum in Newport News, Virginia has a nice collection of World War I posters

  2. The period from about 1890 or so until 1945 is really the golden age of posters. I've put a couple of pages up on my blog for WWI and WWII posters, as well as Great Depression posters. This selection of German posters is really a nice one and I'm going post a thread on mine linking yours in.

    Poster art has really died off. I suppose television and other media really did it in.