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PROPAGANDA DURING

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Sam Robbins

on 29 October 2013

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Transcript of PROPAGANDA DURING

PROPAGANDA
DURING THE BIG ONE
THAT ONE

WORLD WAR ONE
Power of Propaganda
Shapes public opinion
Helps rally citizens to national cause
Often stretches truth
Designed to stir emotions
Popular Headlines
British:
"Belgium child's hands cut off by Germans"
"Germans crucify Canadian officer"
German:
"French doctors infect German wells with plague germs"
"German prisoners blinded by allied captors
Ridiculousness
British believed that Germans would tie monks to bell clappers, and kill them by ringing the bell
Cartoons/Poster Art
Posters were simple
Often most effective form of Propaganda
Showed inspiring and evocative images
Effects of WW1 Propaganda
Designed to be simple, and easily understood by all
President Wilson created committee of public information
First huge government propaganda machine
Set precedents for government propaganda
Works Cited

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/propaganda_and_world_war_one.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/ww1posters/4978

http://www.authentichistory.com/1914-1920/2-homefront/1-propaganda/

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/rotogravures/rotoprop.html

http://world-information.org/wio/infostructure/100437611661/100438658408
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