Propaganda and the art of war

Mass bomber raid on Cologne (INF 3/1603)
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How did the British government encourage people to support the war?

Pupils explore original propaganda posters, photographs and film to compare their effectiveness in conveying powerful messages to a mass audience.

This session supports schools focusing on a thematic study in British history (beyond 1066).

Connections to the curriculum: History, English (spoken language).

Available as: On site workshop, Videoconference or Virtual classroom. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:


at The National Archives

2 hours

Virtual classroom

in your classroom

1 hour


in your classroom

1 hour

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 2

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All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 5365

Fax: +44 (0)20 8487 9202

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