WWI was famous for its propaganda posters. In fact, WWI is the reason the word “propaganda” is now a dirty word. At the start of the war it wasn’t, but as governments lied, withheld information, and manipulated the public, propaganda gained the negative connotation that it has today. Here are two posters from WWI; one American, one British.
For each poster write a short paragraph that answers the following:
- What message is the poster trying to get across? How does the poster express that message?
- What emotions does the poster try to stimulate?