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Icon Feb 14, 2010

Es kommt der Tag!” (The day comes!), circa 1941, shows an octopus with only four limbs (and no eyes) in the shape of a swastika. The image appeared on a gummed perforated label to be used much as stickers are used now. To appear on street posts, tables, letter boxes etc. This one in particular was designed by the British for use in Germany during World War Two.

To learn more the is a very informative article “Propaganda Gummed Labels of WWII” at Psywarrior by SGM Herbert A. Friedman (Ret.)

Image Source: “Propaganda Gummed Labels of WWII” http://www.psywarrior.com/WWIPropGLabels.html, Accessed 22nd May 2009.

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