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Propaganda art during the war


Propaganda began in the first world war and quickly became the method of spreading hate and fear

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Originating in World War One as literature thrown out of planes into enemy territory, propaganda frequently contained text slating the enemy and backing the ‘winning’ nation. The Volume of World War One propaganda was unprecedented due to its smart wording and rapid experimentation. Moving from literature, the power of the image was becoming recognized as portraying powerful emotion, by 1916, 7 million leaflets had originated from the Bureau, World War 2 saw tens of thousands of different leaflets and posters dropped in there billions by airplane.

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