Donald Duck During World War 2

in The 20th Century6 months ago

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If you are interested in world history and/or the history of animation you might find the video below informative.

Before watching this video I was vaguely aware that Donald Duck was featured on many American WWII soldier insignias. Of course I knew about Der Fuehrer's Face and the memes. This video taught me that the popular use of Donald Duck in World War 2 propaganda wasn't just a historical accident or some weird licensing thing between Disney and the U.S. government. There was a psychological basis for why soldiers might prefer Donald Duck.

I think though that if I had been a WWII soldier I would have been more of a Pluto supporter. Dogs are loyal but maybe the "stoicism of a dog" association for an Allied soldier would have made more sense for the troops of Great Britain.


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