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The Snazzy Nazis - “Pipe dat braid! Looka dem shiny shoes!” Braids, bandoliers and monocles, Sgt. Ralph Stein captured even the minutest details of the uniforms of the German Army. For good measure, he included all the rank insignia as well. 
Artist: Ralph Stein
Source: YANK magazine (U.S. edition) – June 24, 1942

The Snazzy Nazis - “Pipe dat braid! Looka dem shiny shoes!” Braids, bandoliers and monocles, Sgt. Ralph Stein captured even the minutest details of the uniforms of the German Army. For good measure, he included all the rank insignia as well. Artist: Ralph Stein Source: YANK magazine (U.S. edition) – June 24, 1942 (Yank Magazine/Stars and Stripes)

The Snazzy Nazis - “Pipe dat braid! Looka dem shiny shoes!” Braids, bandoliers and monocles, Sgt. Ralph Stein captured even the minutest details of the uniforms of the German Army. For good measure, he included all the rank insignia as well. 
Artist: Ralph Stein
Source: YANK magazine (U.S. edition) – June 24, 1942

The Snazzy Nazis - “Pipe dat braid! Looka dem shiny shoes!” Braids, bandoliers and monocles, Sgt. Ralph Stein captured even the minutest details of the uniforms of the German Army. For good measure, he included all the rank insignia as well. Artist: Ralph Stein Source: YANK magazine (U.S. edition) – June 24, 1942 (Yank Magazine/Stars and Stripes)

The Flighty Ities – The Italian Army was portrayed in the fashion most GIs would love them to see: fleeing the front. With the battle of Anzio still more than a year away, taking comic stabs at Mussolini’s army was a sure morale booster. 
Artist: Ralph Stein
Source: YANK magazine (U.S. edition) – July 8, 1942

The Flighty Ities – The Italian Army was portrayed in the fashion most GIs would love them to see: fleeing the front. With the battle of Anzio still more than a year away, taking comic stabs at Mussolini’s army was a sure morale booster. Artist: Ralph Stein Source: YANK magazine (U.S. edition) – July 8, 1942 (Yank Magazine/Stars and Stripes)

Aber Diss Ist Funny! – After two years of war, WARWEEK discovered that the other side was pretty good at jokes too. The 4-page magazine - inserted weekly into Stars and Stripes - found some ‘Kraut Komiks’ and decided to show how “the German home propaganda campaign” portrayed Uncle Sam and the Allied forces. 
Artist: Unknown
Source: Warweek (inserted in Stars and Stripes London edition) – August 10, 1944

Aber Diss Ist Funny! – After two years of war, WARWEEK discovered that the other side was pretty good at jokes too. The 4-page magazine - inserted weekly into Stars and Stripes - found some ‘Kraut Komiks’ and decided to show how “the German home propaganda campaign” portrayed Uncle Sam and the Allied forces. Artist: Unknown Source: Warweek (inserted in Stars and Stripes London edition) – August 10, 1944 (Warweek/Stars and Stripes)

When the United States joined the allies and entered World War II in 1942, most GIs had never seen one of Hitler’s henchmen up close. Nor had they seen a British or French uniform. So how were they to know who to shoot at and who to join in the shooting? YANK magazine’s U.S. edition knew just how to prepare them.


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