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The First World War In Posters
One of the best ways to recruit people during WWI was through posters. It not only recruits people but influences how they think as well. They didn't have the internet, so posters were the best way to influence the public for a low cost.
Some of the Countries got pretty ruthless with it. It's blatant propaganda to us now, but that's because we are looking backwards through time.
There are many things today we don't think are propaganda that we will get memed for believing by future humans.
Below are some interesting examples from a book I found and comments to go along with some.
This poster is my favourite; it targets male egos by calling them a woman unless they join the Navy.
This is one trying to get books sent to the front lines. It's the only one of its kind in the book.
The famous ones
These are spiritual posters, increasing morale through faith.
This one is trying to acquire donations from the public for prisoners of war.
These are emotional, using a woman and child to represent family. These were to trigger the male ego to protect, even with their horse companions.
These are more violent, targeting public fear.
The rest were about war bonds mostly. These target wealthier individuals, which I wrote about here.
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