Destroy this Mad Brute - Enlist
World War 1 propaganda poster. England and France are defined as “civilization,” and Germany shown as a “mad brute” — here, a giant, drooling gorilla weilding the club of German kultur (culture) and carrying the limp, half-naked body of a woman. As a result of propaganda like this, German Americans — many of whose ancestors had lived in America for centuries — faced persecution during the war. The ape wears a German soldiers helmet and plants his feet on American soil.