Background: These are satirical comic strips from Das Schwarze
Korps, the weekly newspaper of the SS. They were published in 1944
Strips from Das Schwarze Korps
Title: “An Exciting War...” (20 January
|After Sammy Brown dispatched 25 “Tiger” tanks
by covering up their observation slits with chewing gum and forcing
the crews to surrender with his Colt, he got bored.
||He reported to his colonel, secured a dayís rations,
and sought out German long-range batteries far behind the lines.
||His not entirely undangerous operation went smoothly.
First, he got rid of all the Nazi sentries with hooks to their jaws
if they failed to drop their laughable weapons when he shouted “Hands
||Then he hopped on a trolley until he reached the German
railway artillery guns. He destroyed them quickly. Then he went to
the German generalís quarters, met him, reached for his Colt and...
||Unfortunately, a German shell made a direct hit on the
field movie theater at that moment, so a lot of nice American boys
never did learn how things turned out for Sergeant Brown...
Title: “Invasionitis in England” (11
“Have you noticed that there are no busses today? Surely they
are needed for the invasion...!”
“Nonsense! The conductors are on strike again!”
|“Believe me, Bill, the Second Front is just like
social reform. They have been promising it to us for years, and when
it comes, it will be a lot different than we expected!”
“Sergeant! What is this man doing at inspection in dirty clothes?”
“Colonel, itís Smith. He wants to ha-ha-hang his wa-washing
on the Siegfried Line...”
“Grandpa, what does the ‘AAAO’ on the helmet of the invasion
“Ah, probably the “Anglo- American Army of Sacrificial
|Why do they always call for an invasion in England?
They already have one! [That is, England
has been invaded by Americans.]
Title: “Good News” (15 June 1944)
|The English bishops have told the French that they should
endure the terror bombing patiently, since their sorrows will soon
be at an end...
||The British have always been ready to use fire to free
France from the fury of war...
||The Anglo-American side is doing everything humanly
possible to “warm things up” for their friends on the other
side of the English Channel...
||The “goals” of the democratic humanitarians
are well known... They want to lift up the “oppressed” peoples...
||A further “aim” is to fire up young Frenchmen
for the war against “Nazi barbarism...” [A
school is burning]
Title: Liberation on the March! (2 November 1944)
|The French are free again! The oppressive yoke of German
forced labor is gone! [The signs say “Where
are the jobs we were promised?” and “We demand jobs and
||No one talks of hunger. The actions of a foreign power
have left plenty of blue beans! [That is,
||Foreign domination has ended! In a national spring time,
things are popping up that were long hidden... [The
French are fighting amongst themselves]
||Thanks to the actions of the liberators, the notorious
“black market” has taken an entirely new face...
||And thanks to de Gaulle, the number of those willing
to give their all for humanity on the “altar of the great revolution”
Title: “The Jewish Brigade” (16 November
|As we hear, a “Jewish Brigade” has been formed
in England, whose members receive special training.
||The plan calls for particularly good “coverage”...
[The pun suggests camouflage and money.]
||The men are trained to “negotiate”
with lighting speed in any situation... [The
Jew is asking if the German wants to buy his weapon.]
||Each must be a master at defending his position... [The
Jew is trying to bribe the MP sending him to the front lines.]
||This panel has a pun not easily translatable. The point
is that combat makes the Jew defecate in his pants.
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