This is the Enemy

This is the Enemy

One of the chief aims of the government’s poster campaign was to define the enemy, explaining why the U.S. needed to fight the Axis powers. In this first bold poster, an arm with a swastika on its sleeve stabs a sword through the "Holy Bible," dramatizing the Nazi attack on Judeo-Christian values. Other posters in this series illustrated Germans as destroyers of family life, arrogant executioners, and foes of free speech.

 

Bowl Them Over

This second poster belittles the enemy with humor, depicting the Axis leaders as caricatured bowling pins--a cross-eyed Hitler, a frowning Mussolini, and a buck-toothed Tojo--weak leaders to be knocked over by American industrial production.

This is the Enemy