Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vintage Ads: Blitzkrieg

In the past I have posted vintage ads that have been racist, sexist, weird, creepy, or which inappropriately included children, or sometimes a combination of the foregoing.

Today’s vintage ad embodies all those aspects, plus it is totally inexplicable.

I have tried to find out more about the ad but haven’t had much success beyond the fact that it dates from World War 2.

“Blitzkrieg” is German for “lightning war”, a German military tactic based on speed and surprise, using tanks, infantry, artillery and air power.

The wrongness of the ad is readily apparent, but my queries are

• Even during WW2 and allowing for different cultural perceptions of the time, would such an ad have inspired you to go to Bobb’s Bar?

• What does the ad have to do with promoting a bar?


1 comment:

  1. I have the same illustration,torn out of a book or magazine or something, however there is no writing on the fence and no where does it say anything about bobb's bar, and on top it is titled 'Black Out'


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