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War Properganda 1914-18: Press and People
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* Cartoon from The Daily Mirror commenting on miners' strikes, 19 July 1915
(W K Haselden, British Cartoon Archive for the Centre for the Study of Cartoons & Caricature at the University of Kent, WH1818)
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* W K Haselden, WH1818; cartoon from The Daily Mirror on miners' strikes, July 1915 *
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Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about propaganda produced by the people and the press. You should consider:
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* Who is the man on the left representing? *
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* The man on the right is meant to be a trade union leader. What does he want the man on the left to do? *
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* How can you tell that the cartoon is attacking people like him? *
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* Is it possible to say whether this cartoon is anti-trade union or simply trying to boost the war effort? *
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* Is this source government propaganda? *
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