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This recruitment poster  from World War I with Lord Kitchener pointing his big finger inspired numerous imitations in war time and in advertising and membership recruitment for various organizations.... [News]
An exhibition of Dutch protest posters as of 1965 in the Amsterdam Verzetsmuseum (until 29 March 2009) chronicles the time of protest against nuclear weapons, the Vietnam war, housing shortage,... [News]
The Chinese Little Red Book (1966) was published in 33 translations. In other countries people were particularly intrigued by the format of the red booklet. Even today, variants intended to be taken... [Item of the Day]
Germany declares war on Russia on 1 August 1914. Within two weeks an extensive military confrontation between the Russians and the Germans on the Eastern Front followed. Initially, the Germans had to... [Item of the Day]
After the death of model soldier Lei Feng, Chairman Mao called upon the nation to "learn from Lei Feng." There are many myths about the cause of Lei Fengs death.On 6 March 1997, however, all these... [Item of the Day]
Stalins new Constitution in 1936 made Azerbaijan a separate soviet republic. In 1922 it had been forged together with Georgia and Armenia to one megarepublic Trancaucasia. Posters from the republics... [Item of the Day]