Tag Archives: France
‘Cowards! – France will not forget!’ The simplest collaborationist French poster against the bombing, with the Parisian basilica of Sacré Coeur in the background. Collection BDIC-MHC. Tous droits réservés.
‘Yesterday’s ally’: a caricature of Churchill links the bombing campaign with Britain’s ‘betrayal’ of France during the battle of May-June 1940. Collection BDIC-MHC. Tous droits réservés.
Issue 74 of L’Amérique en Guerre, dropped early in November 1943, inspired a Vichy imitation, closely following the original – and steeped in anti-semitism. The term ‘Europe’ – a euphemism for Hitler’s New Order – is opposed to the ‘Jewish … Continue reading
‘Happy Birthday!’ In August 1943, L’Amérique en Guerre invited its readers to celebrate the first anniversary of the first raid on French territory by the US 8th Air Force. Courtesy Mémorial de Caen, PA/1.
In November 1943, L’Amérique en Guerre took the unusual step of publishing a list of future targets in France, though without saying when they would be hit. Courtesy Mémorial de Caen, PA/1.
‘Enemy aerodromes in France hammered’: Le Courrier de l’Air, 21 February 1944. Courtesy Mémorial de Caen, PA/2.
‘Preparing the final assault’: in January 1944 Le Courrier de l’Air linked raids on German industrial targets in France to the imminent liberation of Western Europe. Courtesy Mémorial de Caen, PA/2.
‘The Allied offensive against the railways.’ This article from Le Courrier de l’Air, in September 1943, made an explicit link between shortages of locomotives and rolling stock in Germany, and raids on rail workshops and locomotive works in France. Courtesy … Continue reading
‘Leave the forbidden zones!’ Late in 1942, the Courrier de l’Air told French civilians to evacuate the restricted coastal areas as defined by the occupying Germans. This was the prelude to the bombing offensive on the Biscay ports. Courtesy Mémorial … Continue reading