Revolution and Republic
1919-1920

 

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  • 1918

 

Germany's Fate

in any future War

if Belgium

becomes an English airbase.

Germany's industry would be subject to immediate destruction.

 Although Germany had not entered the war with plans for territorial gains, by 1918 powerful industrial and military elements were demanding the annexation of Belgium when the war ended. This poster was issued as part of their campaign. The dark areas in red-colored Germany are the major industrial concentrations, and the poster points out how most of these areas lie within a 100 mile radius from air-bases in Belgium.

Although the airplane had not played a major element in the First World War, already its potential use was apparent. This attempt to "justify" expansion of Germany, however, was clumsy and ill-timed. Germany was only months away from defeat.

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