Topic: Nature of the Enemy (Posters)
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Although the vast majority of Americans never saw an actual enemy combatant during World War II, they did see countless depictions of the enemy. Wartime poster artists frequently depicted the Allies’ various enemies as ruthless, vicious, backstabbing, inhuman, or demonic. Such imagery often resorted to exaggeration and hyperbole. Yet the point of the intense propaganda imagery was clear: losing the war to the Axis powers would be a global catastrophe.