German peace



This anti-German propaganda poster is a rare example. The scene depicted shows how the people would be destroyed if Italy accepted a peace agreement with Germany. Usually the scenarios of destruction and violence are presented as proof of enemy bestiality and not as an inevitable consequence of the war. This poster is complementary to another poster entitled Russian Peace, also illustrated by Sergio Canevari.


Questo manifesto di propaganda anti-tedesca è un esemplare piuttosto raro e la scena rappresentata indica come il popolo sarebbe distrutto nel caso venisse accettata una pace con i tedeschi. Solitamente gli scenari di distruzione e di violenza sono presentati come prova della bestialità nemica e non come inevitabile conseguenza della guerra. Questo manifesto è complementare ad un altro manifesto sempre di Sergio Canevari dal titolo “La pace russa”.

Full title
German peace
Poster / Illustration
Sergio Canevari
Held by
Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico
Usage terms
Public Domain

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