Marlene Abitz

Marlene Abitz

Marlene Abitz’s collection consists of various pages and flyers published around World War Two in South Africa. Newspaper articles, such as that from the Cape Times depicting the Battle of the Atlantic are included, as well as bomb safety pamphlets giving instruction on how to prepare in case of enemy air strike, recruitment adverts calling for soldiers and medical personnel, and military posters advertising parades around the country. Several of these posters are in both English and Afrikaans, demonstrating the bilingual target audience of the time.

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