Write a 1 page paper on world war i propaganda. “World War I Propaganda” In April 1917, the U.S.A. entered World War I and within no time produced many propaganda posters. These posters were to encourage the civilians to take the war seriously and to encourage them to support their soldiers for their small requirements so that they can fight at the front with ample of resources and with peace of mind.
These posters included messages for recruitment to the various armed services, along with the means to raise war funds, to save food for the soldiers at the front. These posters were made to motivate the mass of America to eat those food products that cannot be given to the soldiers and therefore the posters encouraged the civilians to eat cheese and save the more energy giving food like wheat to the soldiers, they encouraged the civilians to eat less and save more food and long lasting food products for their soldiers.
The posters encouraged the civilians to make more ships and ammunitions which are required for the war. The posters were motivating people to participate in the war by joining the American army/ navy and also motivating to inculcate the thought in the minds of civilians that “together we win”. The posters were loaded with the patriotic messages and actions to inspire the people of America to work for their countrymen and to be helping hands for each other and moreover for the soldiers. The posters carried the messages of President and all the big leaders to make people aware about the happenings in the country.
These posters were inspiring for the civilians and have filled the civilians with the feeling of patriotism and inculcated the spirits of belongingness which is highly imperative to win any war. These posters have given a vision to stand in tough times and made the people united when the nation was in need.
Propaganda Posters United States of America http://www.firstworldwar.com/posters/usa3.