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WWII Propaganda Posters: Soldiers without Guns
An examination of how American national pride and fear were used in WWII propaganda posters.
# 110618 | 3,676 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 28, 2008 in Communication (Mass Media) , History (U.S. World Wars) , Advertising (General)

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This paper examines the prime motivating factors for wartime propaganda - national pride and fear, and reveals how those two motivators are used in a few examples of wartime propaganda posters. The paper also examines how those same posters use traditional propaganda devices to spread a pro-war message, at a time when many Americans were reluctant to enter into another European war. Finally, the paper discusses the propaganda poster as an art form and looks into the lasting popularity of these propaganda pieces. Five photographs of the posters are included with the paper.

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Sample of Sources Used:

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