Cross of Lorraine 

(3 June 1968, Fac Medicine)

Black screen-print on newsprint

This poster was released just after de Gaulle had announced the election to be held at the end of June.

The Cross of Lorraine (Croix de Lorraine) was the symbol of Free France (the government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle) during World War 2, and was retained by de Gaulle after the war as the symbol of his political movement: Gaullism.

So here we have a depiction of the generic French voter with de Gaulle’s symbol screwed right into his brain.

Documented in:

Camard #145; Peters #237; Beauty #146; Beaubourg #71;  Gasquet p.97; Paves; Dobson #67
Online References:

Zurich – 64-0708