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Horsing Around – Depictions of horses in propaganda posters

Domesticated horses have been an important component to warfare for well over 5,000 years.  Heavy and light cavalry units as well as chariot and other mobilized wagons have played an important role in organized military campaigns across the world.

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Making Fun of Hitler

Even prior to the war turning in the favor of the Allies, Hitler and the Nazi regime were depicted in an often humorous fashion in the U.S. and Britain.  Hitler in particular was heavily ridiculed and depicted as a bloodthirsty tyrant, hell bent on the destruction of Europe and the rest of the world.

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