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    They Call This Warfare! 25" x 21" Artist: unsigned. Printed by the Liberty Loan Committee. One of the pantheon of black and white propaganda posters printed by the Liberty Loan Committee. This poster depicts a small hospital camp being bombed by Germans, and in the foreground is a Red Cross nurse, who has been struck by a blast and is flying to the ground wounded and bleeding. A very graphic image of a woman being hit by a blast, one which would have shocked many Americans. The text on the poster reads; "Deliberate attacks on hospitals and U-Boat destruction of hospital ships at sea -such are samples of Hun Warfare. They know no code of honor, no principle of humanity, no respect for condition of life. Their plan and purpose are destruction and the creation of terror in the breasts of those who resist." A fantastic example of propaganda from this period! Ezra Pound wrote a fantastic poem following WWI which reads; "There died a myriad, And of the best, among them, For an old bitch gone in the teeth, For a botched civilization, Charm, smiling at the good mouth, Quick eyes gone under earth's lid, For two gross of broken statues, For a few thousand battered books." This poem echoes the sadness of the casualties, and the needless loss of life which springs from war. A wonderful and heartbreaking lot! A must have!

    Condition-Fair; large chunk missing on upper left edge, several major tears on other edges, major water damage stains on entire poster, dirt residue on lower quadrants.


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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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