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Created by John Eipper on 05/13/15 5:34 AM

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RSI Postcards from Eugenio Battaglia (John Eipper, USA, 05/13/15 5:34 am)

Last week a packet arrived in the snail mail:  from Savona, Eugenio Battaglia sent some postcard reproductions of political placards from the RSI (Repubblica Sociale Italiana) period, 1943-'45.  I scanned three that struck me as the most aesthetically and historically interesting.  You don't come across patriotic RSI images every day:

(Note her determination and powerful forearms, which remind one of Michigan's own Rosie the Riveter):


 

 "Don't betray my son":  I presume the grieving mother's medal was the Italian equivalent of the US "Gold Star":

 

Finally, invoking the spirit of the martyred Goffredo Mameli:

Thank you, Eugenio!  What a thoughtful and educational gift.  They just don't make "motivational" posters like they used to.


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  • RSI Postcards and Rosie the Riveter (John Heelan, UK 05/14/15 3:39 AM)
    The "We can do it!" postcard will resonate with Italian males who might recognise the gesture (Bras d'Honneur) as one often used to insult people!

    JE comments: As Pres. Clinton might have said, it depends on how you define "it"! A little-known fact: during the war the iconic Rosie the Riveter poster was displayed only in Westinghouse factories and only for a couple of weeks, and then it was lost until the 1980s. Meaning, one of the images most associated with the US Home Front of WWII was never actually seen by the public at large. An excellent example of historical anachronism.


    Nor, it seems, was this particular woman known as Rosie. Still, she graces an honored spot in the kitchen of WAIS HQ:





    And from Deutschland, don't forget "Angela the Riveter":


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