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11 Incredible German First World War Posters

  • 1. Supply Rabbit Furs!

    Translation reads: 'Supply rabbit furs! To dealers and breeding associations. The Army needs them!' Date unknown.
    Translation reads: 'Supply rabbit furs! To dealers and breeding associations. The Army needs them!' Date unknown.
    Art.IWM PST 2744

    Translation reads: 'Supply rabbit furs! To dealers and breeding associations. The Army needs them!'.

  • 2. Good Books - Good Comrades

    Translation reads: 'Good books - good comrades. You too give often and of many kinds: may a good book always be at hand!' 1916.
    Translation reads: 'Good books - good comrades. You too give often and of many kinds: may a good book always be at hand!' 1916.
    Art.IWM PST 0549

    Translation reads: 'Good books - good comrades. You too give often and of many kinds: may a good book always be at hand!'

  • 3. What England Wants!

    Translation reads: 'What England wants! Not only the belt of humiliation around your loins...' Date unknown.
    Translation reads: 'What England wants! Not only the belt of humiliation around your loins...' Date unknown.
    Art.IWM PST 6624

    Translation reads: 'What England wants! Not only the belt of humiliation around your loins, no, to send you weighed down into the abyss! Are you tapping, Michel, blindly towards your calamity, towards the curses of your heirs? Hold out and triumph! Even if it’s the last loaf! England down or disaster!'

  • 4. Field Uniforms of our Enemies in the West

    Twenty-one examples of the uniforms of France, Great Britian and Belgium. 1914.
    Twenty-one examples of the uniforms of France, Great Britian and Belgium. 1914.
    Art.IWM PST 9323

    Twenty-one examples of the uniforms of France, Great Britian and Belgium. These include French and British colonial troops' uniforms.

  • 5. This is How it Would Look in German Lands

    Translation reads: 'This is how it would look in German lands if the French reached the Rhine.' 1918.
    Translation reads: 'This is how it would look in German lands if the French reached the Rhine.' 1918.
    Art.IWM PST 7194

    Translation reads: 'This is how it would look in German lands if the French reached the Rhine.'

  • 6. Fishermen, Bring Train Oil!

    Translation reads: 'Fishermen, bring train oil! Catch dolphins and seals...' 1917.
    Translation reads: 'Fishermen, bring train oil! Catch dolphins and seals...' 1917.
    Art.IWM PST 7590

    Translation reads: 'Fishermen, bring train oil! Catch dolphins and seals! The War Committee for Oils and Fats pays through us for each piece weighing at least 15 kg a premium of 10.00 plus for each kg weight 1.50 (decaying animals are only worth half as much). Seal furs 10.00.'

  • 7. If the Plough is to Till the Field Peacefully, Donate Money!

    Translation reads: 'If the plough is to till the field peacefully, donate money...' Date unknown.
    Translation reads: 'If the plough is to till the field peacefully, donate money...' Date unknown.
    Art.IWM PST 6610

    Translation reads: 'If the plough is to till the field peacefully, donate money! If German trade is to span the world, donate money! If the hero is to wield a sharp weapon powerfully, donate money!'

  • 8. Collect Nettles!

    Translation reads: 'Collect nettles! If you want clothing and thread!' 1918.
    Translation reads: 'Collect nettles! If you want clothing and thread!' 1918.
    Art.IWM PST 7691

    Translation reads: 'Collect nettles! If you want clothing and thread!'

  • 9. If the Enemy’s Hate and Army Win

    Translation reads: 'If the enemy’s hate and army win, the workplaces will stand empty...' Date unknown.
    Translation reads: 'If the enemy’s hate and army win, the workplaces will stand empty...' Date unknown.
    Art.IWM PST 7696

    Translation reads: 'If the enemy’s hate and army win, the workplaces will stand empty. Before closed doors, you’ll have to tie up your bundles in hunger.'

  • 10. Imperial and Popular Charity Fund for the Army and the Navy

    Translation reads: 'Imperial and Popular Fund for the Army and the Navy...' 1917.
    Translation reads: 'Imperial and Popular Fund for the Army and the Navy...' 1917.
    Art.IWM PST 0462

    Translation reads: 'Imperial and Popular Fund for the Army and the Navy. Frankfurt Christmas Charity Day 1917. Contributions to 14 Theaterplatz, Office 5.'

  • 11. The German War Pan - The War Memorial of the German Housewife

    Translation reads: 'The German war pan. The German housewife's way of demonstrating the committment to the war effort.’ 1917.
    Translation reads: 'The German war pan. The German housewife's way of demonstrating the committment to the war effort.’ 1917.
    Art.IWM PST 7594

    Translation reads: 'The German war pan. The German housewife's way of demonstrating the committment to the war effort.’ The text around the pan reads: ‘World War 1916. The German housewife's sense of sacrifice. She gave copper away for iron.'