In 1945, liberated from the Nazis, Europe was recovering and somewhat nervously joking at those who had recently oppressed it. The Netherlands also did not stand aside — for example, a series of postcards by the artist Nico Broekman was produced, entitled «Memory of the Five Years War, Terror and Nazi Dominance, May 1940 — May 1945» (Een herinnering aan vijf kommervolle jaren oorlog, terreur en overheersching der Nazi's, mei 1940 — mei 1945).
The drawings are uncomplicated, but made with attention to detail. Judging by the red buttonholes of many characters, the artist was especially annoyed with the Wehrmacht anti-aircraft gunners. All illustrations are taken from www.europeana.eu.