Contrast, Contradiction and Change Britain 1906-1918 link to Learning Curve home page
War Properganda 1914-18: Press and People
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* Cartoon from Punch magazine, July 1917
(Bernard Partridge, ©Punch, Ltd., pu02221)
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* Bernard Partridge, July 1917, © Punch Ltd., pu02221; cartoon on the House of Windsor *
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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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* How has the artist portrayed the king? *
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* What can be seen behind the king and do you think this is important? *
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* The herald (the small figure) is proclaiming the fact that the royal family has announced that its family name is to be Windsor. Why did they do this? *
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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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* Does this cartoon provide evidence that anti-German propaganda was effective? *
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