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Affiche de la France libre : "French resistance helps throttle the Boche"

René LOUVAT & Germaine KANOVA

Affiche de la France libre : "French resistance helps throttle the Boche"

Londres 1944, une feuille.


Free French poster: “French resistance helps throttle the Boche”
 
Londres 1944 | 49 x 75 cm | one poster
 

Rare original Free French poster published in London in 1944, with the tagline: “French resistance helps throttle the Boche”.
One tear without loss, very skillfully repaired.
 
Executed by René Louvat after a photograph by Germaine Kanova, the first female war correspondent for the Armed Forces Film Service (SCA).
 
The color lithograph, signed “R. Louvat, 1944, photo G. Kanova” shows two hands with red-white-and-blue flames coming out of them strangling a German soldier, recognizable by his helmet and his grey-green tinge. This sort of poster, bearing the flame of the French Resistance (a reference to Général de Gaulle's radio broadcast on 18 June 1940) was printed in order to promote the role of the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) in the Liberation of France.
 
A very rare original poster in remarkably fresh condition.

2 500 €

Réf : 66608

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