Monday, October 12, 2009

America Wants You!

   When nations go to war, they have a big problem: how do they convince their own citizens to place their bodies in front of the guns of the enemy? A great propaganda effort is needed to persuade people to sign up because it's patriotic, it's adventuresome and it's just the "manly" (and "womanly") thing to do.

The James Montgomery Flagg Classic

Don't Forget the Ladies

The Ultimate Guilt Trip

We weren't afraid to use the "Crusader" word back then!

When Civilization calls, will you be there to answer?

Another "Crusader" Analogy

Some of the most effective posters were those that de-humanized the enemy using vile, racist stereotypes.

The Ultimate Appeal

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