Duitschland wint voor Europa op alle fronten.
In the spring of 1941, the Dutch division of the BBC encouraged listeners in occupied territories to chalk the letter V (V for Victory!) onto walls as an expression of their anti-German disposition. In late June of that year, a second variant was introduced: the V in Morse code, three short clicks and one long one. The campaign was a massive success: fingers were used to make the V-sign, and waiters were beckoned in restaurants by tapping the V-signal on tables.
In order to combat this situation, Goebbels simply decided to take over the V-sign. The slogan was "V=Victory, because Germany is winning for Europe on all fronts", followed by several other variations. The German V-campaign was started all over occupied Europe on 18 July 1941, exactly at midnight. That morning, all of Holland was covered by V-posters.
- Date of creation
- Tweede Wereldoorlog
- Duitschland wint voor Europa op alle fronten.
- Object type
- War posters 1940-1945
- AC/00299 (Affiche, Lithografie), Oorlogsaffiches NIOD 1933 - 1946, NIOD/KB
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