German poster calling for scrap metal

Wartime German poster on preventing metal shortages, undated.

Aside from the food shortages, the Allied blockade of Germany during the First World War also created scarcities in raw materials that were vital to the German war effort. This poster depicts an imposing workman lifting up a bulging sack of 'scrap' household metals. The caption beside him reads: 'Aluminium Kupfer Messing Nickel Zinn ist genug im Lande! Gebt es heraus - das Heer braucht es! ('There is enough aluminium, copper, brass, nickel, tin in the country! Hand it over - the army needs it!').
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