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Posters of World War II: Allied and Axis Propaganda 1939-1945 - pr_250525

Posters of World War II: Allied and Axis Propaganda 1939-1945



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Posters of World War II is a study of the war poster as a phenomenon. It considers that they were often excellent and beautiful pieces of artwork as much as they were tools for imparting information. Never before has such a comprehensive collection of World War II posters and authoritative text been combined. Posters of World War II gives the reader a full-page image, which is then explained in full on the opposite page. The text details the facts about the poster, where possible profiling the artist, explains the significance of its message and considers its impact in the context of the war. The book considers the changing nature of posters as the war developed, giving an insight into the thoughts and fears of the officials tasked with producing the propaganda. Posters of World War II is a study of posters from the artistic angle, an insight into the psychology of poster production during the war, and the overall importance of posters in the conflict. AUTHOR: N S "Tank" Nash CBE, is a retired brigadier. His highly amusing "Sustainer" articles in military journals attracted a wide following. He is the author of K Boat Catastrophe and Chitral Charlie. SELLING POINTS: Never before has such a detailed collection of World War II posters been brought together Each poster accompanied by detailed text describing its origins, design and purpose The posters cover a wide range of topics, such as recruitment, security, finance and hygiene Features posters from the Axis nations Germany, Japan and Italy as well as Allied countries Post war posters are also included in this book Explains how poster played a vital function in disseminating information to the civilian population ILLUSTRATIONS: 200 colour posters

Product code: 9781848844339

ISBN 9781848844339
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H335xW290
No. Of Pages 224
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Peter Darman presents a study of the war poster as a propaganda phenomenon between 1939 and 1945. The book contains 200 posters, which are accompanied by detailed captions.