By its nature, it not impartial and is usually biased. It is often selective with the facts or truths it presents, and will often appeal to fears or concerns of the group it is targeting. However, during both World Wars I and II, propaganda posters caught the eye and influenced the populace, with their striking artistic style still rippling through art to this day. We have taken a look at some prominent and interesting examples from both sides.
World War II
Versions of the poster were then used again for World War II. By James Montgomery Flagg. During both World Wars, posters were meant to instill people with a positive and patriotic outlook on the conflict.
Posters were encouraging not just men to join the army, but every citizen of the United States to contribute to the war effort and do their part, whether at home or abroad. As we can see in the above example, red, white and blue are the colors which dominate the poster.
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A contrast from the usual stark colors that are in a number of propaganda posters, the artist, Egon Tschirch, worked as a freelance painter in Rostock. His trips around southern France, Africa and Tunisia brought vivid color and luminosity to his work. Tschirch was also a soldier in World War I. In the poster we can see two French howitzers that are firing on a city on the banks of the Rhine, where great plumes of smoke rise from the industrial areas. Before the institution of conscription in , the United Kingdom has relied on upon volunteers for the army.
However, with the outbreak of World War I, recruiting posters had not really been used since the Napoleonic War. The fact that Kitchener was an actively serving military officer leant credibility to the poster. Retrieved from " https: Pages using infobox television with editor parameter All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from February Episode list using the default LineColor.
World War II in Colour
Years after Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany, he and his generals plot the invasion of Poland. The Germans develop a new military tactic known as Blitzkrieg. The Nazis use Blitzkrieg , dominating land and air warfare, allowing them to take Poland and conquer France in matters of weeks.
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Britain and Canada, as well as other Commonwealth countries, declare war on Germany. July , Britain is standing on its last legs while being pummeled by Germany. Though Hitler has better soldiers and a more powerful air force, critical errors of the Luftwaffe allow Britain to regain strength and start pushing back. After the unsuccessful attempt to defeat the British, Hitler focuses his attention on the Soviet Union. This proves to be quite a military gamble.
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On 7 December , the Japanese bomb the U. Fleet in Pearl Harbor. Italy is then knocked out of the war, Mussolini is deposed, and the Allies start to put real pressure on Nazi Germany. The Allies and the Axis are searching for a final blow to each other to end the war.
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While the Allies try out strategic fire bombing, Hitler tries cutting off American supply lines with submarines. Right now this is a stalemate. After Hitler's gamble in the East fails, failing to defeat Stalingrad and Moscow , the Soviet Union, with its vast resources and armies, starts to slowly push back and grow. After careful planning and tremendous secrecy but more importantly the lack of Hitler's attention, the Allies successfully breach mainland Western Europe through the Normandy landings. After thousands of lives are lost to the operation, the Allies are able to start the liberation of Western Europe.
The Allies are now on the offensive on all three fronts.
As their forces push through Europe soldiers start uncovering Hitler's death camps. This was the Allies' first concrete knowledge of the Holocaust. An aggressive war is being waged against the Japanese. The United States is now starting to use a new tactic of island-hopping , resulting in the slow crumbling of the Japanese air force and navy. From three sides, the British, Canadians, Americans, and Soviets are starting to shred through what is left of the Third Reich.