On the right you can see a 1948 Soviet poster that foreign correspondents of the day reported as having been widely distributed across the Worker's Paradise. A veiled piece of patriotic pageantry, it was clearly intended to intimidate the Western democracies; it made its appearance a few weeks into the Berlin Blockade (June, 1948 - May, 1949) - an international stunt that gained the Soviets nothing.
The poster depicts an inconvenienced De Gaul standing among a bunch of irate world leaders as they cuss-out the Red Army; the caption reads:
"Firebugs of the new war would do well to remember the dishonorable end of their predecessors."
Additional magazine and newspaper articles about the Cold War may be read on this page.
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