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THE BIG BOOK OF

WAR PROPAGANDA POSTERS

VOLUME ONE

Written and Edited by Douglas DeLong

Images Source: Wikimedia Commons

Published by Yesteryear Books


All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in
any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except
for the use of brief quotations in a book review.
“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in
war.”

– Norman Schwarzkopf
Contents

More From Yesteryear Books


Introduction
Gallery Viewing Tips

Part I. World War One American Propaganda Posters

I WANT YOU!
MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY!

Part II. World War Two American Propaganda Posters

DELIVER US FROM EVIL


DEATH NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY
STRIKE OUT THE AXIS!
REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR!
LET'S GIVE THEM SOME "BOMBY" WEATHER OVER THERE!
MORE TOOLIE YOU CRACKIE
GET ABOARD THE BOND WAGON!
WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
WALK TO THE RIGHT!
THE UNSEEING EYE
KILLED BY A HIDDEN ERROR!
CAN ALL YOU CAN!

Part III. War Propaganda Posters from Germany and


Slovenia

DIE GEFAHR DES BOLSCHEWISMUS (THE DANGER OF


BOLSHEVISM)
DE WAFFEN SS ROEPT U (THE WAFFEN SS IS CALLING YOU)
DARUJTE ZA ZIMSKO POMOC (DONATE FOR WINTER HELP)

Want More? Volumes 2 and 3 Available Now!


About the Author
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Introduction

(This is the first volume of a three-volume set of war propaganda


posters. It features over 200 high-resolution images that have been
digitally enhanced in order to give them maximum impact.)

Propaganda is information that is designed to convince the reader


or viewer to accept a certain point of view or set of facts. It has
come to usually have a negative meaning because it is often
manipulative and deceptive in its presentation and usually seeks to
evoke an emotional response in the reader rather than a logical
response.

Propaganda is not a recent phenomenon. The first examples of


propaganda were produced before the time of Christ, over 2000
years ago. Of course, these days propaganda has become much
more sophisticated and can be found in many different media.

This 3-volume series of propaganda posters is focused on the vast


amount of propaganda that was produced for World War One and
World War Two, with the First World War representing the first
time that governments had produced large-scale organized
amounts of propaganda in order to influence public opinion and to
encourage certain values and ideas among their populations. The
propaganda poster became perhaps the most important and
interesting form of propaganda produced by all the governments
involved in the two world wars.

This series of Kindle Coffee Table Books consists of nearly 700 war
propaganda posters, mostly from the United States (which
produced nearly 200,000 different designs), but also from a
number of other countries. The bulk of the collection is from
World War Two, with a smaller number from World War One.
Chapters have been organized to represent different themes. They
include such things as encouraging people to buy war bonds,
motivating workers in factories to produce more armaments and
other war necessities, warning soldiers about the dangers of
venereal diseases, creating a patriotic fervor among the populace
and, of course, demonizing the enemy. Posters were placed in
places such as factories, post offices, train stations, schools,
restaurants, and stores.

Many of the posters in this collection are rather dark and even
gruesome, and one of the more troubling aspects of the posters is
the vicious racist portrayals of the enemies, primarily the Japanese.
Apparently, if you wanted to demonize the enemy in wartime, it
was considered permissible to be over-the-top in depicting racist
images.

The purpose of this book is twofold. It provides the reader with a


unique insight into the culture surrounding the two world wars,
but it will also, hopefully, foster an appreciation for the art and the
artists that created these remarkable posters. Competitions were
held among government agencies, which would then choose the
best designs. The artists were not compensated for their work, but
perhaps saw it as their patriotic contribution to the war effort.

I hope you’ll enjoy viewing these fascinating posters, and if the


spirit moves you it would be great if you could write a quick review
on our Amazon page!

Douglas DeLong

January 2019
Gallery Viewing Tips

1) Double-tap to enlarge any image.

2) Pinch to zoom in or out.

3) Turn on “Page Turn Animation” in Kindle settings.

4) For optimum viewing, try switching your Kindle to a black


background.
WORLD WAR ONE AMERICAN
PROPAGANDA POSTERS
I WANT YOU!
9 posters featuring everyone’s favorite
uncle…
MEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY!
17 posters inviting men and women to
sign up to join the fight…
PART II
WORLD WAR TWO AMERICAN
PROPAGANDA POSTERS
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
31 posters designed to make you feel
guilty or pull at your heartstrings…
DEATH NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY
10 posters designed to shock you to
your senses…
STRIKE OUT THE AXIS!
26 posters featuring caricatures of the
war’s villains…
REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR!
10 posters that reminded everyone why
America was fighting…
LET'S GIVE THEM SOME "BOMBY" WEATHER
OVER THERE!
18 posters designed to motivate factory
workers…
MORE TOOLIE YOU CRACKIE
12 posters that are way too racist…
GET ABOARD THE BOND WAGON!
27 posters designed to encourage folks
to buy war bonds…
WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
14 posters designed to solicit
suggestions from factory workers on
how to improve production…
WALK TO THE RIGHT!
14 posters with advice from the
government about things that your
mother should have already taught
you…
THE UNSEEING EYE
6 posters about why you should wear
your damn goggles…
KILLED BY A HIDDEN ERROR!
5 posters about why it’s important for
factory workers to own up to their
mistakes…
CAN ALL YOU CAN!
13 posters about how to use food to
help win the war…
PART III
WAR PROPAGANDA POSTERS
FROM GERMANY AND SLOVENIA
DIE GEFAHR DES BOLSCHEWISMUS (THE
DANGER OF BOLSHEVISM)
5 World War I posters from Germany…
DE WAFFEN SS ROEPT U (THE WAFFEN SS IS
CALLING YOU)
5 World War II posters from
Germany…
DARUJTE ZA ZIMSKO POMOC (DONATE FOR
WINTER HELP)
4 World War II posters from Slovenia…
Want More? Volumes 2 and 3 Available Now!
About the Author

Douglas DeLong is originally from Colorado, but came to Japan in


1991 and never quite made it back home. He is currently basking in
the warm breezes of Okinawa. He’s a writer, teacher,
photographer, raconteur and rascal. His passions are history, art,
photography, movies, and cats.

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