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Exhibition of wartime posters reveals very different Britain, with very different values
The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 4, 2007

Posted on 10/03/2007 9:49:49 PM PDT by Stoat

Exhibition of wartime posters reveals very different Britain, with very different values

Last updated at 01:15am on 4th October 2007

From a patriotic call to eat less bread to proud soldiers extolling the benefits of signing up, these rare wartime posters are some of the finest pieces of propaganda art ever produced. Now they are going on public display for the first time in decades, in an exhibition appropriately named Weapons Of Mass Communication at London's Imperial War Museum.

 

 

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Empire on the march: A 1939 poster emphasising the common aim

 

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Dig deep for victory: Buying war bonds in 1917 helped the civilians feel they were contributing

 

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Keeping the home fires burning: An iconic Great War image popular in 1915

 

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Below: God save the village green - this 1942 poster left no doubt as to what Great Britain represented, and above putting the kybosh on the Kaiser

 

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Home thoughts: Consumer goods raised morale in 1914

 

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Clockwise from top: This 1915 poster jogged a few consciences; harsh necessity of war by 1917 overtook the patriotic zeal of 1914

 

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Peacetime role: In 1919, the Army offered a secure berth

 

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The Nelson touch: A 1939 poster depicts Britannia and her people as the shield of democracy



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: art; history; milhist; military; militaryhistory; patriotism; posters; war
Just a few from my own collection.....

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1 posted on 10/03/2007 9:49:55 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: indcons

Military History Ping :-)


2 posted on 10/03/2007 9:50:38 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat; SandRat

What we should have dusted off and displayed after 9-11...


3 posted on 10/03/2007 9:54:42 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: All
In case any readers would like to visit  :-)

Welcome to the Imperial War Museum

4 posted on 10/03/2007 9:54:47 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: DTogo

So true, so true.


5 posted on 10/03/2007 9:55:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Stoat

bttt


6 posted on 10/03/2007 9:57:15 PM PDT by XR7
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To: Stoat

I really doubt the people of today’s Britain or America would have been able to stand up to Hitler.


7 posted on 10/03/2007 9:57:35 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Stoat

Thanks for the post.
NOTHING beats the wWII era posters from the Allies...
for a time when Art was sent off to war in service of the good guys.

I’ve been to Bristol/Bath area...I’ve GOT to make it to London,
The Imperial War Museum and “all the rest” some day!


8 posted on 10/03/2007 10:19:46 PM PDT by VOA
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9 posted on 10/03/2007 10:28:38 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

bookmark


10 posted on 10/03/2007 10:32:47 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (("democrat" 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.'))
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To: Sherman Logan
I agree.

Here are some "online posters" I made. They are free for anyone to copy and use.


11 posted on 10/03/2007 10:33:11 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Stoat

Hi Stoat,

Nice to meet a fellow collector of WWII posters!! I had no idea that there was another on this forum.

So...the usual questions: How many so far? Do you display them in your home? What’s your greatest find? You know the drill...LOL!


12 posted on 10/03/2007 10:36:13 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: VOA
Thanks for the post.

You're quite welcome, and I'm delighted that you like it!


NOTHING beats the wWII era posters from the Allies...
for a time when Art was sent off to war in service of the good guys.

Agreed....very stirring and powerful.

I’ve been to Bristol/Bath area...I’ve GOT to make it to London,
The Imperial War Museum and “all the rest” some day!

I hope that you will, but a word of warning....plan your museum visits carefully.  There are so many wonderful and fascinating museums in London (and all of the UK) that unless you plan you can end up wanting to roll out a sleeping bag in a corner of the British Museum and asking the staff if you can stay there enjoying the exhibits for a month, because there is just SO MUCH!

A visit to London's museums will be an experience you'll never forget   :-)

13 posted on 10/03/2007 10:37:09 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: B-Chan
Charles Martel

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

14 posted on 10/03/2007 10:41:20 PM PDT by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: garandgal
Hi Stoat,

Hello  :-)  <<<  extending furry stoat paw for a polite handshake

Nice to meet a fellow collector of WWII posters!! I had no idea that there was another on this forum.

So...the usual questions: How many so far? Do you display them in your home? What’s your greatest find? You know the drill...LOL!

I'm terribly sorry, there has been a misunderstanding and it's all my fault  :-(

Because the original posted article here is from the Daily Mail, and it's about an exhibition of these posters, I wanted to add some additional images (because the Daily Mail included so few!) and I wanted to make it clear to readers that the images I was adding were mine and not part of the collection being shown at the museum, or the Daily Mail article.  I regret that I am not a collector of the hard-copy originals or reproductions, I'm merely someone who appreciates the art and the message conveyed therein  and collects the images from the internet whenever I run across them.  I can see how when I said that these were "from my collection" it may indeed sound as though I own the originals....sadly I don't.

I hope that you're not upset with me for expressing myself so poorly, and I sincerely apologize for leaving the wrong impression.

However, I'm hoping that you might be willing to add images from your REAL collection to this thread :-)

15 posted on 10/03/2007 11:00:50 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

I had a great propaganda poster on Afghanistan. It was the SOF in a Little Bird and listed some the cities. I lost the URL of the creator.

If anyone can post it or list any modern propaganda posters, that would be great.


16 posted on 10/03/2007 11:08:49 PM PDT by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: Stoat
I hope that you're not upset with me for expressing myself so poorly, and I sincerely apologize for leaving the wrong impression.

No...I'm not upset...I always love threads about WWII posters. I only thought that I'd finally run across one of my Ebay competitors...LOL! You have already posted a few of those in my collection...I will try to find some images of those that I have (mine are framed, so real photos would not come across well).

17 posted on 10/03/2007 11:16:44 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: Stoat

Plenty here as well.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/


18 posted on 10/03/2007 11:21:21 PM PDT by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: Sherman Logan

You don’t really know your own people then...

There is nothing wrong with Tommys or Yanks..

The problem lies in Leadership...

Todays leaders are whores for money..

The enemy thru Petrodollars, Asian Dollars, Eurodollars has so much money they are able to buy the extended families of Elected Officials which renders efforts to track and gain disclosure of influence peddling meaningless.

W


19 posted on 10/03/2007 11:28:26 PM PDT by WLR (Secure our Schools with Armed Staff on Campus. Build the Fence, Nuke Iran)
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To: Stoat

Military History Ping!


20 posted on 10/03/2007 11:41:16 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus ("The stool pigeon is the coming race." - Jack Black, <i>You Can't Win</i>)
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To: Stoat

Seeing this reminds me of the old Disney movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks and the scene on Portabello Road, when the main characters encounter all of the different Commonwealth soldiers.

21 posted on 10/03/2007 11:44:24 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: endthematrix
If anyone can post it or list any modern propaganda posters, that would be great.

I'm sorry, I haven't seen that one but hopefully someone will post it here...it sounds great!

I really haven't seen any 'official' modern war posters that I can recall, at least none that I found memorable.

 

22 posted on 10/03/2007 11:50:50 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: garandgal
I will try to find some images of those that I have

That's very kind of you, thanks!  I'm sure that everyone would enjoy seeing them.  :-)

23 posted on 10/03/2007 11:52:56 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: endthematrix
Plenty here as well.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/

A WONDERFUL site, thank you very much!

24 posted on 10/03/2007 11:54:21 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
You just had to post this didn't you...

I hate you.

I mean, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET ANY WORK DONE WHEN YOU POST THREADS LIKE THIS???

25 posted on 10/04/2007 12:14:06 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Thompson for President: 2008, 2012: Jindal for President 2016, 2020)
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To: WLR

Certainly our present leadership sucks really hard.

But I really don’t think we are the peoples we were 70 years ago, or we’d throw those leaders out on their ears.


26 posted on 10/04/2007 1:51:21 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

“Certainly our present leadership sucks really hard.

But I really don’t think we are the peoples we were 70 years ago, or we’d throw those leaders out on their ears.”


I respectfully disagree.

IMO Corruption among those in power has never before reached such sophisticated heights.

There is such a concentration of wealth that bribing the entire extended family of an elected representative is well with the realm of possibility.

Our leaders literally calculate the cost per vote. The side with the most money, with rarest of exceptions wins.

However, in truth neither much cares as long as the Con continues and nothing threatens the Con.

Hints of this truth can be found among political figures who are ostensibly opposed to each other in public yet are related by marriage.

Ask yourself, could your really live in your home with a committed political activist diametrically opposed to your beliefs?

Not likely.

It would be possible however, if you really believed in nothing..(but money) all your and their public words.. a scam, a game, a con a well contrived performance.

You witness that everyday in the Senate and House. They talk trash to one another before the cameras. Then clap each other on the back when they think the cameras and microphones are away, call in hookers for a party or run off to the nearest embassy for a roaring drunk away from the “prying” eyes of the press (likely a place where the heads of “The Press” also go “for a good time” (off the record of course).

Throw out our leaders?

Lawyers have seized the reigns of power in the Courts, in the Law Enforcement Community, in the Halls of Congress..

Now increasingly in the Armed Forces.

They are, “The unseen hand”, robbing, pillaging America and the West.. They facilitate Political and Corporate acts for which a common citizen would find themselves quickly in prison.

A majority of the American people are trapped in bone crushing debt.

Not just the Poor but the Middle and Upper Middle Class, it is only a question of scale.

They are enslaved in Chains of Iron, Bronze and Silver Plate but chains none the less.

Of their own making you say?

Was it honest working people who turned the inner cities into war zones.. Who open and maintain the crack houses and prostitution rackets?

So when they incur extreme debt to keep their children and families as far away from that wickedness they should be condemned?

Homes costing 3 times an average workers wages in the 60’s now cost 8 times the average workers wages today.

That is the average working man or womens doing right?

At a typical fixed rate of interest. Currently for every $1000 a man pays on “his home” $900 goes to interest. barely $100 dollars applied towards the principle of a $250,000 home a home. (Don’t forget taxes and insurance lol). A home which will cost him $750,000 if he manages to pay it of in what 30 years?

Meanwhile, some Corporate A$$Hat spends 2 Million dollars on his wifes Birthday Party (in corporate money of course not from his own millions).

Live in the inner city, have your daughters raped or turned out, your sons murdering each other. Drugs on the streets so deadly that just one use and bang! Your child is sentenced to a short brutal and ugly life of addiction,.

Yet an “epidemic” of Meth use at Rutgers or Yale would see the FBI Hostage Rescue Team... full regalia out in force to find the criminals responsible). The inner city...well, “their animals anyway” right?

Live in the Suburbs and have your daughters told by public school teachers who trade the vulnerable among them like playing cards that “Sex without commitment is beautiful” “Liberating”. Not debasing, dehumanizing, degrading. Teachers “Mandatory reporters” of suspected Child Abuse...

Your sons told their fathers are ignorant and or stupid and to have pride in ones forefathers if dead white guys is racist.

Racism being the exclusive and proper Provence of the “oppressed” the minority.

Our “Leaders” the Wealthy and Powerful speak of “Liberation” and “Equality” yet carefully exchange daughters and sons in alliances little different than the Kings and Nobles of Middle Age Europe.

The Elite University where money talks and knowledge walks is the mechanism of choice in separating their children from the “rif raff” and obtaining a “First Class Education” lol.

Those in Power, those with Money hold you me, our children our loved ones in contempt.

They are not from US

They are not for US

That is why they Hate US

There is no need to knock your own kind...

The elite does it for us every day...

at no extra charge.

W


27 posted on 10/04/2007 11:24:21 PM PDT by WLR (Secure our Schools with Armed Staff on Campus. Build the Fence, Nuke Iran)
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To: GreenLanternCorps; All
You just had to post this didn't you...

I hate you.

I mean, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET ANY WORK DONE WHEN YOU POST THREADS LIKE THIS???

LMAO!!!

 

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28 posted on 10/05/2007 10:49:56 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: WLR

I do not disagree with much of what you say. Although you’re a little too conspiracy theory for me.

Housing prices, for instance. While they have increased, much of the increased value has gone to those who already owned property, not to the banks.

The US still has lower real estate prices than most of the developed world. It’s cheaper to buy a four-bedroom house on half an acrre here that in Europe or developed Asian countries.

And I still say that if we allow ourselves to be abused this way, we have nobody to blame but ourselves. That’s what the right of revolution is for: When nogoodniks grab the reins of power and won’t give them up, the people have the right to cut those reins and head off in a different direction entirely. But I don’t think we’re to that point yet.


29 posted on 10/05/2007 12:01:22 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Stoat

I’ve visited Duxford and the War Rooms. Still kick myself for not visiting the main museum but it takes at least two weeks just to see most of the good stuff in London, and I only had two days!


30 posted on 10/05/2007 12:08:50 PM PDT by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: If his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
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To: Little Ray
I’ve visited Duxford and the War Rooms. Still kick myself for not visiting the main museum but it takes at least two weeks just to see most of the good stuff in London, and I only had two days!

I sincerely hope that you'll be able to visit again and spend more time.  You'll surely be glad that you did  :-)

31 posted on 10/05/2007 7:21:55 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Most inspiring.


32 posted on 10/08/2007 11:49:20 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Stoat

A most excellent thread. Thank you.


33 posted on 10/08/2007 11:54:42 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Stoat

Let’s get this straight, please, guys:

MANY OF THESE POSTERS ARE FROM WW *ONE*, NOT WWII.

WWII isn’t the only war that ever happened!

Besides, it’s more interesting with WWI - there wasn’t any clear threat nor real “monster” to worry about such as Hitler, yet the Brits still didn’t make any equivocations about what was “right”.


34 posted on 10/08/2007 12:00:06 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Constitution Day
A most excellent thread. Thank you.

You're quite welcome and I'm delighted that you like it  :-)

35 posted on 10/08/2007 6:46:58 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Ciexyz
Most inspiring.

I'm delighted that you like it; thank you for your kind words  :-)

36 posted on 10/08/2007 6:49:21 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
Here's raising a toast in cheer to the members of the Greatest Generations who won WW II.
37 posted on 10/09/2007 12:45:28 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz
Here's raising a toast in cheer to the members of the Greatest Generations who won WW II.

Indeed!  Cheers!

 

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38 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:47 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Sally Field and Cindy Sheehan are going to have a heart attack!

39 posted on 10/09/2007 2:13:36 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Sally Field and Cindy Sheehan are going to have a heart attack!

We can all be truly thankful that the Ladies of America as well as Great Britain and our other essential Coalition Partners are mainly sane, unlike the two that you cite.

The West would be much like Cuba, if the 'vision; of those two were to be put into practice.

The fact that either of them are allowed near a microphone and are taken seriously by a few is an indication of the tremendous superiority and freedom of our culture over the sort that they would saddle us with, but at the same time a reminder that freedom is never free, and the maintenance of it requires eternal vigilance, oftentimes in opposition to forces of evil within our own country.

40 posted on 10/09/2007 2:33:46 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

cheers to you also!


41 posted on 10/09/2007 2:40:23 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Stoat

We’ll be waiting to welcome you.


42 posted on 10/09/2007 2:51:58 PM PDT by 5050 no line
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