[2015] Tomate Senf (9ab): Propaganda in WW1

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[2015] Tomate Senf (9ab): Propaganda in WW1

What is Propaganda?

The aim of propaganda in a war was to show that "our" side was fighting a just and moral war and that the enemy was brutal and wicked and deserved punishment. Techniques were mostly newspaper prints, posters and public speeches.

Propaganda in the First World War

German Propaganda

The germans used propaganda to show their own strength, where atrocity propanganda took also place but not as much as in Britain oor France.One of the most famous propaganda was the lie about the bombing of Nuremberg.

Semaine de la Charlenete Infre is a paragon for French propaganda techniques. The musician in the center wears a military uniform in support of soldiers battling in World War I.

On the one hand, they laugh at their enemies. The French propaganda describes the German soldiers as ogres or monsters.On the other hand, they can also use self-mockery. Making fun of themselves and their tragic situation allow them to put things into perspective and accept them more easily.For exampel in the newspaper L’Exilé. French propaganda often incorporated references to the Revolutionary spirit of 1789 through dress or dramatic settings for French nationalism.

French Propaganda

English Propaganda

In World War I, British propaganda took various forms, including pictures, literature and film. Britain also placed significant emphasis on atrocity propaganda as a way of mobilizing public opinion against Germany.


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