ENTRÉE DES FRANÇAIS A STRASBOURG - EMPRUNT DE LA LIBÉRATION [The Entry of the French into Strasbourg - Liberty Loan]
design:central image with rectangles of text upper right and lower left. Dominated by Strasbourg cathedral in the
background, a street of mediaeval buildings decked out with French flags is the setting for a procession of French army poilus. They are
cheered on by a waving crowd and people leaning from the windows. They are led by a row of small children in Alsatian dress and a boy
carrying a French tricouleur with the slogan VIVE LA FRANCE . At the lower left of the image a man and youth in German civilian clothes
escape round a corner, carrying sacks (of valuables) and a clock.
text:(top) EMPRUNT DE LA LIBÉRATION on souscrit à la BANQUE D'ALSACE ET DE LORRAINE (TOP RIGHT INSET) Article 1er: LES ARMÉES ET LEURS
CHEFS, le GOUVERNEMENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE, le citoyen GEORGES CLEMENCEAU, Président du Conseil et Ministre de la Guerre le Maréchal FOCH
généralissime des armées alliés ONT BIEN MÉRITÉ DE LA PATRIE (lower right inset) Entrée des Français à Strasbourg (below image - details
of the bank's addresses in Paris and Strasbourg and a list of other towns where it can be found). (left and right side of the image) Visa
No. 13875 Lapina Imp. Paris
The 'article 1' quoted in the poster includes a tribute to Clemenceau and Foch which was voted by the French
government on November 11, 1918 and it was decreed that it should be posted in towns all over France. However this poster is dated 1914 and
it is evident that 'Hansi' did the design as a picture of what might be, only to adapt and reprint it later when the French troops actually
did enter Strasbourg.