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  • Q 71311
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  • object name: Official photograph
  • object name: Reproduction from Poster
  • object category: Photography

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A photograph of the propaganda poster entitled "Red Cross or Iron Cross" by David Wilson and WFB. The poster depicts a German nurse pouring a glass of water onto the ground in front of a wounded British soldier lying on a stretcher. The accompanying text reads as follows: "Red Cross or Iron Cross? Wounded and a prisoner our soldier cries for water. The German 'sister' pours it on the ground before his eyes. There is no woman in Britain who would do it. There is no woman in Britain who will forget it".

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