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Enemy and overconfidence cartoons
The following editorial cartoons related to lampooning enemy leaders and warning against home front overconfidence are from the Civilian Front newspaper, which collected them from various newspapers nationwide.
"Back the attack on the home front!"

"Back the attack on the home front!"

"Opportunity knocks."

"Opportunity knocks."

Just what he's waiting for.

"Just what he's waiting for."

"Here's that man again: Whoopee,          we just took Sicily and the war's over! Time to celebrate, pal!"

"Here's that man again: Whoopee, we just took Sicily and the war's over! Time to celebrate, pal!"

(Image and caption source: Various Newspaper Editorial Cartoons, Civilian Front Newspaper, 1942-1943. Folders 5-8, Box 34, Defense Council Records, OSA.)

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