Including a look at the history of the poster in general, this dissertation concentrates upon some of the posters that the British government produced for the Home Front in the Second World War. It tries to comprehend whether the government attached any importance to such posters, any steps that were consequently taken to ensure that those produced were accurate and relevant, and any lessons that the government learnt from posters which were considered failures.

Through three themed case studies – into foreign influences on posters; how the government impressed upon people the importance of their role in the war; and a specific look at the way women were represented, and appealed to, in posters – this study attempts to address an area on which little has previously been done.

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Lewis, R.M., ‘Synopsis, Undergradute Thesis: The planning, design and reception of British home front propaganda posters of the Second World War’, <URL>, written April 1997, accessed Enter Date Here

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Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.

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