A Second World War German Caricature Poster Depicting Headquarters THE EUROPA BUILDING BRUSSELS , printed on blueprint paper, inscribed in ink and signed Bruno Riedel, 19.6.44, the border inscription translates roughly! To To Brussels Rue de la Loi to Commemorate the Aviation Region of Belgium in the North of France during the 1940-44 War and to the Serious and Cheerful Hours In and Around the Residence Palace. Storage location Tower 1 tray 0717.
The building was designed by a Swiss architect, Michel Polak. The foundation stone of the Art Deco building was laid on 30 May 1923 with the first residents moving in in 1927. Associated facilities included a theatre hall, a swimming pool and other commercial services such as a restaurant.  It was a prestigious housing collective for the most privileged layers of society.The building has partly been listed as a historic monument. The building only had a short commercial success. In 1940 tenants were forced to leave,  as the building was requisitioned as the headquarters of the occupying German army during the Nazi occupation of Belgium during the Second World War.  In September 1944, after the liberation of Brussels, the building was taken over as headquarters for SHAEF and RAF Second Tactical Air Force. The item "GERMAN HQ BRUSSELS WW2 Amazing original caricature humorous poster EUROPA BUILD" is in sale since Sunday, April 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Paper & Ephemera\Ephemera\1901-1950". The seller is "amgarchive" and is located in Skipton. This item can be shipped worldwide.