Why Did The Government's Use Of Propaganda In Ww1

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At the start of the war the use of recruitment propaganda was quite minimal. However, over time when people started to realise the devastation and death toll of the war, less people volunteered. Therefore, the government increased the amount of propaganda by hanging more posters, publishing newspapers and more, in the effort to increase their chances in defeating the Ottoman Empire. The government used methods of manipulation in their posters such as targeting people’s sense of patriotism, guilt, mate ship as well using atrocity propaganda and women to advertise their campaign. For example in the poster ‘it is nice in the surf but what about the men in the trenches’, evidently shows how the government tries to make men feel a sense of guilt

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