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Humour was an important part of the salvage campaign posters. The aim was to try and keep people's morale up in difficult conditions, and to make the messages in the posters easy to remember.

4a Which of the following sentences do you think best describes the effect this poster would have on people.

  • "this poster is designed to frighten people about what would happen if they didn't save their waste"
  • "this poster is designed to make people smile, so they will remember its message easily and save their waste"

4b Do you think that the poster is successful? Explain your answer.

Poster illustrating how salvage would help Britain defeat Hitler

PRO ref: INF 3/203; Poster illustrating how salvage would help Britain defeat Hitler