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Home Front Posters

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From Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases to Keep Calm and Carry On, the Home Front posters from the Second World War have become part of British culture. Some were design classics, others more prosaic, but together they give a fascinating insight into the trials and tribulations of living through World War Two.

This was the first total war, with civilians as essential to the
Paperback, 56 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Shire
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Sian Bradshaw
This short little book has s lot of information about the war years and especially how the government communicated with the people. The initial thou shalt approach was quickly replaced by more imaginative approaches. I learned that flexible working was encouraged by the government during the Second World War to lessen the strain on public transport.
Andrew Brozyna
A short and engaging look at the poster designs that appeared on the British home front in WWII. Includes fifty color reproductions. Walker discusses how the posters were produced, and how they were received by the public during the war and today.

It was interesting to learn: 1) how the upper class officials directing the designs were often out of touch with the common Britons who were the intended audience and 2) how major themes and messages of UK posters differed from posters in the US.
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