August 19, 2013

1940s. World War II Currency and Headlines

Contemporary Coins and Preserved Newspaper Headlines from World War II


Coins


Reverse: "Schlagt lüge betrug und verrat frei macht die tat. Wählt liste 8"Fight lies, deceit, and treason. Action liberates. Vote List 8, April 24, 1932.





"FREIE UND HANSESTADT HAMBURG" - Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg


"NSDAP - REICHSTAGS WAHL, 1932. KAMPF-SCHATZE SPENDE. KAPITULIEREN NIEMALS!" - (rough, rough translation): NSDAP - Reichstag election, 1932. BATTLE TREASURY DONATION. NEVER CAPITULATE!







Bank Note from Occupied Ukraine in 1942



Armband


Headlines


The failure of the Maginot Line

When it came to France, Hitler was obsessed with symbolism--particularly revenge for World War I grievances with the overall goal of humiliating France.

Perhaps the most effective strategy Nazi Germany could hope to employ.

Hitler's plans for North America






The war in 1941--in this case, December

Hess lived to be 93


The Cold War slowly falls into place