Presentation on theme: "World War I through posters"— Presentation transcript:
1World War I through posters francesca derla, liceo enriques
2Recruitment posters Aiming at encouraging people to volunteer Initially successfulIn use for all the duration of the war
3Recruitment posters BUT Professional army Each of the nations which participated in World War One from used propaganda posters not only as a means of justifying involvement to their own populace, but also as a means of procuring men, money and resources to sustain the military campaign.In countries such as Britain the use of propaganda posters was readily understandable: in 1914 she only possessed a professional army and did not have in place a policy of national service, as was standard in other major nations such as France and Germany.Yet while the use of posters proved initially successful in Britain the numbers required for active service at the Front were such as to ultimately require the introduction of conscription. Nevertheless recruitment posters remained in use for the duration of the war - as was indeed the case in most other countries including France, Germany and Italy.However wartime posters were not solely used to recruit men to the military cause. Posters commonly urged wartime thrift, and were vocal in seeking funds from the general public via subscription to various war bond schemes (usually with great success).Conscription introduced in 1916
4Recruitment postersPosters encouraged people to enlist , justified involvement, urged responsible action
5Good reasons for enlisting Stress on pride in serving and a sense of moral dutySome posters warned young men not to miss out on the comradeship and adventure of war and to do their duty by signing up. Other posters, showing drawings of Zeppelin raids over British cities, urged recruits that the safest way to protect women and children at home was to fight the enemy abroad.