Propaganda During The World War I

1442 Words6 Pages
World War 1, a war starting in 1914 and ceasing in 1918, was a time when Britain took advantage of many types of warfare, such as aviation technology and chemical warfare, no exception to these more physical types of warfare was the increased use of propaganda. In Britain propaganda became an extremely effective tool of non-physical warfare, and the government and war offices used the resource to its full extent in many different ways. Although many uses for propaganda in war one were available, the main two ways that Britain used propaganda were for enlistment and to target German’s atrocities. Enlistment was a crucial element to the war, as if no one signed up to join Britain’s war effort they would stand no chance against the opposing alliances, therefore propaganda played an important role for gaining participants and atrocity propaganda was used as a tool to target Germany to help gain supporters and to rack sympathy for Britain’s war effort. Enlistment was a crucial element to the war, as if no one signed up to join Britain’s war effort they would stand no chance against the opposing alliances, especially their main opposing force; Germany. As the British government needed as many willing participants as possible, when the war first started, techniques were used to try and gain as many candidates for the war as possible. Propaganda was one of the most powerful, influential and effective techniques for enlistment used in this time, especially for Britain. According
Open Document