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Matchbox cover with Japanese propaganda illustration

During the war the Japanese flooded Shanghai with anti-American and anti-British propaganda, including this image from a matchbox cover. It depicts United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt--dressed in rags, on a raft in the ocean, and holding onto the U.S. flag--in the view of a Japanese submarine periscope. Shanghai, China, between 1943 and 1945. [From the USHMM special exhibition Flight and Rescue.]


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  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Fiszman

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Matchbox cover with Japanese propaganda illustration [LCID: 2000e0ih]