Thursday, September 04, 2014
From the Sub-Basement of the Archives: Achtung, Mickey
Labels: Archives Sub-Basement
The Soviets and U.S. were both at war with Germany.
Lend Lease was happening: The first units equipped with Valentines and Matildas (tanks) went into service in the Staraya Russa and Valdai areas in December 1941 and January 1942.
the Strip is from Oct 1942
Operation Barbarosa started 22 June 1941 - later headline noted: Russian Army Repels Hitler's Forces: August 1942-January 1943
(all from the internet) This comic was in the midst of the WWII Eastern Front.
German view? : That's funny, we sink their transports and they will need giant octopi and mermaids to get the tanks and sailors out of the ocean and back on land to the USSR. And as in: telling them you're living in cartoon land U.S.
I like the note about 'taken freely' from Disney.....the German awareness of the strength of the Disney brand, giving them a bow.
a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
Sounds a lot like Disney's business strategy to me