The art of the Second World War propaganda poster
How the power of propaganda was drawn up
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Propaganda played an enormously important role in the Second World War. Patriotism was a central theme, and the many posters produced by all sides during the conflict pressed home the need for a united front. Equally, propaganda posters were designed to emphasize the might and the will of a military force while dismissing as weak and feeble its enemies. Posters also served to dehumanize a foe, often presenting adversaries as merciless killers through graphic illustration and distasteful slogans.
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LIFESTYLE Olympic games
TRAVEL United kingdom