In Blijde Verwachting der Vijanden van Europa [We Are Happy to Welcome Europe's Enemies]

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  • Art.IWM PST 6484
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
  • Support: Height 847 mm, Width 595 mm
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  • object category: Poster
Gift of Mrs G Gwyn-Jones, 1990

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Object description

whole: the image occupies the whole, with the title integrated and positioned in the lower quarter, in black. image: a depiction of the skeletal figure of Death, seen from behind, sitting and staring out to sea. His scythe rests on his shoulder and he holds a pipe in his left hand, as he awaits the expected Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. text: IN BLIJDE DER VERWACHTING DER VIJANDEN VAN EUROPA V. Stroda Fläm. [We are happy to welcome Europe's enemies]

History note

Gift totals 48 posters relating to the German occupation of the Lowlands, WW2. The material was collected by donors late husband, who was a chaplain in the forces during WW2.

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