French poster 'The voice of the ruins'

Description

English

This poster was released in March 1918 in an educational review. It is of particular interest as it expresses a widely shared public opinion in France at the time: Germany was responsible for the war and should therefore pay reparations for the destruction caused on French soil.

French

Ce document à vocation pédagogique rédigé en 1918 présente un intérêt tout particulier en ce sens qu’il exprime une opinion communément partagée : responsable du déclenchement de la guerre, l’Allemagne devra verser des réparations à hauteur des destructions commises sur le sol français.

Transcript

Transcript

English

A voice is rising from the devastated earth, from the destroyed orchards, from the burnt factories, from our crushed villages, from the collapsed walls and from the deserted ghost cities. This voice is neither harrowing nor lyrical or even frightening. This voice is something quiet and merciless: it is just the voice of the Right claiming compensations regarding the facts.

French

Ce document à vocation pédagogique rédigé en 1918 présente un intérêt tout particulier en ce sens qu’il exprime une opinion communément partagée : responsable du déclenchement de la guerre, l’Allemagne devra verser des réparations à hauteur des destructions commises sur le sol français.

Full title
French poster 'La voix des ruines' [The voice of the ruins] by Victor Prouvé
Published
March, 1918
Publisher
Berger-Levrault
Created
1918
Format
Poster / Drawing
Creator
Victor Prouvé
Held by
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Usage terms
Public Domain