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Puzzle "A Swedish Tiger"

Puzzle "A Swedish Tiger"

Bertil Almqvist (1902 - 1972) created the image A Swedish Tiger for the State Information Board in 1941. The image would remind the population to keep quiet about everything that concerned Sweden's defense, and to keep quiet about information that could lead Sweden into the war that was raging everywhere in Europe. 


In 1942, Bertila created the "Tiger Needle" so that the Luftvarnspojkarna could get income for their activities through the sale of the needle. "The tiger pin was a success and the people of Sweden wore the little pin with pride. No foreigner could understand what the pin meant because it was a Swedish pun. That was exactly Bertila's intention and meaning. The little pin exists preserved in the original in the archives of the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum.


In 2002, Bertil Almqvist's daughters transferred the copyright to the image to the Preparedness Museum, in order to preserve the image and its history. The Preparedness Museum sells products with En Svensk Tiger for the benefit of the museum operations, just as Bertila had the "Tiger pin" made for the Air Defense Boys. 


A puzzle that only gives one motif, A Swedish Tiger, in A4 size. Puzzle, paste and frame, and you have your own Tiger picture. A perfect gift!

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