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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 a Japanese bomb landing in the United States heartland and knocking the stars off the U.S. flag. 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: 2000u9x4]