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Ever have one of those days when absolutely nothing goes right? When the whole world seems to be conspiring against you and everything you have been working for has been destroyed in the blink of an eye? Well then you can sympathize with the poor sailor below who has nothing left but his fighting spirit and enough energy to flip off his foes one last time. The post card illustrated below is what I call positive propaganda. I define positive propaganda as propaganda that is boosting your side by highlighting your virtues. In this case the German Fighting Spirit. Other positive German propaganda cards show battles being won, happy troops in the field and at home, royalty doing their duty to support the war effort etc. etc. Negative propaganda on the other hand usually depicts the enemy as inhumane or sub-human and is more often than not based on lies. So in collecting as in life think positive and laugh at the negative.

About Fred Borgmann

Retired from KP after nearly 31 years as new issues editor and the Standard Catalogs.
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