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War Posters

Weapons of Mass Communication

written by James Aulich

Thames and Hudson | ISBN 9780500288962

Paperback – 256 pages

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Superb colour illustrations of hard-hitting propaganda and groundbreaking graphic art include such unforgettable images as Alfred Leete's 'Your Country Needs You', as well as documentary photographs of posters in situ and material from the world of advertising.

Covering topics as diverse as advertising in World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, Germany and Occupied Europe in World War II, anti-nuclear campaigns and Vietnam, the book is comprehensive, accessible and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in history or graphic design.

James Aulich is leader of the Visual Culture Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has written several books on the history of posters and war in Europe and Vietnam.

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