Propaganda during war is usually carried out in conjunction with a comprehensive attempt to censor dissenting opinion. For example, during the Second World War, the U.S. public was bombarded with pro-war messages through posters, newsreels, and photographs in the press. "The newspapers and magazines were supplied with thousands of photographs from war correspondents and combat photographers, but before reaching the press these were vetted by a process of censorship which filtered out photographs of a wide variety of 'unsuitable' topics. It was this process which transformed the documentary evidence into propaganda" (111). It was widely regarded as the responsibility of the press to support the war effort "rather than report it accurately."
The first phase of the war in the west lasted until November 1914. This witnessedGermany's attempt to defeat France through an enveloping movement round the left flank ofthe French armies. The plan met with initial success. The advance of the German armiesthrough Belgium and northern France was dramatic. The French, responding with an offensivein Lorraine, suffered an almost catastrophic national defeat. France was saved by the ironnerve of its commander-in-chief, General J. J. C. Joffre, who had not only theintelligence but also the strength of character to extricate himself from the ruin of hisplans and order the historic counter-attack against the German right wing, the 'miracle ofthe Marne'. The German armies were forced to retreat and to entrench. Their last attemptat a breakthrough was stopped by French and British forces near the small Flemish markettown of Ypres in November. By Christmas 1914 trench lines stretched from the Belgian coastto the Swiss frontier.
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Though Germany turned out to be the Central Power most involved in the war, there is little or no evidence that the Germans had planned for war. There are several fundamental causes that had brought the world to the brink of war: nationalism, imperialist competition, militarism, and the build up of pre-war alliances. These growing appearance of these factors perhaps inevitably led to what was called the Great War, World War One.
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They will also identify key issues and use analytical skills to examine and to write about the importance of these posters (why they were a turning point before/during the war, and how/why they were successful in enlisting thousands of soldiers).
Task two: Students will utilize their creative and artistic skills/abilities by drawing a propaganda poster.
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Russia naturally declined to demobilize and Germany used this as an excuse to declare war. On July 31st William II ordered Germany to fully mobilize its armies. Moltke decided that a war would have to be fought and won on the western front before they could defeat Russia. If the Schlieffen Plan worked, he could concentrate all of his army on the Eastern Front. He went on to demand that Belgium allow him to cross through their country and on into France unopposed. As we shall see later, this refusal to comply was a key factor in the defeat of Germany.
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Through the use of emotional appeals and demonization, propaganda became the main reason why so many brave men joined to fight the great war.
Task one: Students will research and explore online collections of World War 1 propaganda posters.