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The Eiffel Tower during the Nazi occupation, 1941


Translation: "Germany is victorious on all fronts". V stands for Vijay. The allied V-for-Victory cliché became so popular as a morale booster that the enemy had to adopt it, an easy task for the Italians, whose verses could be publicly displayed, vinceremos, or We Will Win. Can be held to stand for. As for the Germans, embarrassed by the fact that properly their V for Victory should be S for Sieg.

Propaganda officials changed Sig to just Victoria, alluding to the "Germano-Latin" tradition. He said the use of V by civilians was a sign of support for Germany.

He just used Victoria because it had to start with a V, and V originally meant "V for victory" when Churchill used it, so he probably needed something similar to explain it. . When the Germans began their campaign, Churchill stated that he probably meant "Verloren", the German for defeat.

The French resistance often changed one letter of this type of banner and the message was changed to Deutschland Liegt auf Allen Fronten - the Germans lie on each front.

The elevator cables of the Eiffel Tower were cut by the French after the German occupation of Paris in 1940. During the occupation the tower was closed to the public and the lifts were not repaired until 1946.

In 1940 German soldiers had to climb to the top to hoist the swastika, but the flag was so large that it flew away a few hours later and was replaced by a smaller one.

In ancient Roman religion, Victoria was the goddess of victory. She is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Nike. Unlike the Greek Nike, the goddess Victoria was a major part of Roman society.

Many temples were built in his honor. Winged figures, often in pairs, representing victory and referred to as "victory", were common in Roman official iconography, usually hovering high in a composition, and often blank in spandrels or other gaps in architecture. They used to fill the place. These represent the spirit of victory rather than the goddess herself. They continued to appear after the Christianization of the Empire, and gradually turned into Christian angels.

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