Friday, 15 May 2015

World War 2 Propaganda Posters – part 2

During World War 2, and for a period beyond, the Allies generated propaganda to influence the population towards support for the war effort. A wide range of media was employed aimed at local and overseas audiences. Traditional forms of media such as newspapers and posters were joined by new media, including cinema (film), newsreels, and radio. A wide range of themes were addressed, fostering hostility to towards the enemy, support for the allies, and specific pro-war projects such as conserving metal, waste, and growing vegetables.

For more information, and for earlier examples, see part 1 also.

This is part 2 of a 9 - part post on World War 2 propaganda posters:

1941-45 Taber. To Victory! With Our Help (Canada)

1941-45 The Lives Of These Men Depend On Your Work (USA)

1942 Abram Games. Use Spades, Not Ships. Grow Your Own Food And Supply Your Own Cookhouse (UK)

1942 Albert Dorne. Somebody Blabbed. Button Your Lip! (USA)

1942 Alfred Parker. "Even A Little Can Help A Lot - Now" Buy U.S. War Stamps Bonds (USA)

1942 Recycling Series:

1942 America Needs Your Scrap Rubber (USA)

1942 Get In The Scrap (USA)

1942 Save Waste Fats (USA)

1942 Win With Tin (USA)

1942 Back Them Up! (UK) 

1942 Back Them Up! (UK) 

1942 C. E. Turner. Back Them Up! (UK)

1942 Harold Pym. Back Them Pp! (UK)

1942 Breaking The Bottleneck (USA)

1942 C. C. Beall. Don't Throw Away Ammunition! (USA)

1942 Czechoslovakia Will Live Again (USA)

1942 Dan V. Smith and Albro F. Downe. Keep 'Em Flying Is Our Battle Cry! (USA)

1942 David Stone Martin. Strong In The Strength Of The Lord (USA)

1942 Do You Want To Lose The War? (Illustrated by R. Patterton):

1942 E. McKnight Kauffer. Greece Fights On (USA)

1942 Eric Aldwinckle and Albert E. Cloutier. Lick Them Over There! Come On Canada! (Canada)

1942 For Carelessness, I Gif Nice Medal (USA)

1942 Fred Ludekens. He's a Fighting Fool, Give Him The Best You've Got. More Production (USA)

1942 Gerald Lacoste. Keep Mum, She's Not So Dumb! Careless Talk Costs Lives (UK)

1942 Glenn Ernest Grohe. He's Watching You (USA)

1942 Henry Koener. Someone Talked! (USA)

1942 Herbert Roese. More Production (USA)

1942 Illicox. To Victory (Canada)

1942 It Can Happen Here (USA)

1942 J. Howard Miller. We Can Do It! (USA)

1942 John Coakley. Better Work To Win! (USA)

1942 John Coakley. Our Fight Is Right Here, Work To Win (USA)

1942 John Coakley. Step On 'Em, Work To Win (USA)

1942 John Falter. It's A Woman's War Too! Join The Waves (USA)

1942 John Falter. More Production (USA)


  1. These are great. Where did you get these from?
    We have only just finished studying the impact of the press and propaganda in war, at university. It is a shame I have only just seen these.

  2. Researched on the internet. Takes a while, but they are there.