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"Du Bist Front (You Are the Front)"

Like many Allied propaganda images from the same period, this Nazi World War II poster focuses on the importance of the role played by civilians in the war effort. Workers in munitions factories and other war-production-related industries were viewed as particularly important. The point made by the juxtapostion of the toiling factory worker with the heroic soldier in the background is driven home further by the text, which translates to "You are the front."

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Source | "Du bist front," 1940-41, poster, from "Nazi Posters 1933-1945,"
Creator | Unknown
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | Unknown, “"Du Bist Front (You Are the Front)",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed May 12, 2021,

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