In the early 30s, there was still relatively calm in Europe, but each country had its own «chief of panic» — a political force that rang the bells and called for arming on the threshold of a future war. After the devastating First World War France had no desire to be in fight. However, In 1926 a right-wing association was created in the republic, calling the land for arming, first of all, against Germany and the Soviet Union. The Centre for propaganda of national-republicans («Centre de propagande des républicains nationaux» — CPRN) collaborated with many popular artists and illustrators, producing dozens of alarmist posters every year, aimed primarily against socialists and communists.
Below are some works made on order of the CPRN by the popular French artist Andre Galland, showing a defenseless France in the face of militant neighbors.