Artist Unknown: It's A Long Way to Rome 1944.
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Artist Unknown: It's A Long Way to Rome 1944.

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So it was. Classic image features German propagandists ridiculing the glacial pace of the Allied advance on the "Eternal City" comparing it to a snail inching its way up the Italian boot. Actually, Italy, like Sicily and North Africa before it, had little or no strategic value to the Allies. It was attacked solely to tie down German divisions that Stalin didn't want sent to Russsia to fight against him. Although German troops in Italy surrendered in 1944, the Allies were still in northern Italy, just below the Alps, when the war in Europe ended on May 8, 1945. Eisenhower hated this strategy that tied down his troops and achieved nothing but engaging enemy divisions.  46x31 excellent condition, conseration backed.

Bibliography:Ankthony Rhodes: Propaganda - the Art of Persuasion World War II, page197, Alain Weill The Poster a Worldwide Survey and History, page 197, Zbynek Zeman: Selling the Art - Art and Propaganda in World War II, 25.