World War II had a huge impact on Indian independence. Indian Army during WW2 supporting the British and its Allies became the largest volunteer army in human history rising to over 2.5 million men in August 1945. Indian Army had a huge impact on the outcome of the war. Here is a collection of 25 Interesting Indian PropagandaPosters for Indian troops during World War II. These include propagandaposters from British, Japanese and Germans Agencies. Also Indian Independence League posters have been included that urged British Indians soldiers to fight for Indian independence. here are 25 Interesting Pre-Independent Indian Propaganda Posters
1. London Ki Sair
This German leaflet depicts three Indian troops looking at three scantily-dressed dancing girls. The propaganda text is very interesting. The Germans claim that after the war the British intend to give any Indians who had been held prisoner, a tour of London. They then suggest that rather than being killed on the battlefield, wouldn’t it be better to allow yourself to be taken prisoner so that you can take part in the free tour. The text is:
Tour of London! Free!
All India Radio Delhi has said in its evening news bulletin of 25 September 1944 that the British government has decided recently that those prisoners of war who would be in Germany would be sent to London after the war. Beautiful girls having magical eyes are waiting even from now itself for those Indians who had jumped into the flames of war for the victory of England but fortunately did not meet the death. After this pleasure trip (of London) they will be sent home.
But What Will Become of You Who Are Still on Battlefields?
Be victims of the chilly winds of the Alps
Be frozen in the freezing cold of Italy
Face the adversary¡¯s platoons and weapons
And finally, be targets of bullets!
Go to permanent sleep with the desire to go home!
If the war is going to end soon as the British propaganda says, then is it justified for you to lose your life in the terminal stage?
One stone two birds!
Protect your life! Tour of London via Germany!