Grateful Belgium



This is a postcard of a woman, dressed in the American flag to symbolise the US, welcoming Belgian refugees. There is often a fine line between information and propaganda. This especially applies for war postcards such as this one.


Prentkaart van een vrouw die de VS symboliseert (ze is gehuld in de Amerikaanse vlag) en Belgische vluchtelingen verwelkomt.

De scheidslijn tussen mensen informeren en propaganda is zeer dun. Dit is zeker waar voor oorlogsprentkaarten.


Carte postale d’une femme symbolisant les États-Unis, qui accueille des réfugiés belges.

La distinction entre information et propagande est très mince. C’est indubitablement le cas des cartes postales de guerre.

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Grateful Belgium
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