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German Propaganda

During World War I, propaganda was a very versatile and useful tool of war that helped to enlist millions into the armies. The methods of propaganda ranged from stamps to posters to newspaper reports.

Germany did not have as much propaganda as other countries, yet they still send out posters and news urging men to go to war as well as to buy war bonds. There were also posters used to help comfort and raise morale in German people at home.

An example of a German WWI poster depicting a man protecting his home with the poster saying, “Berliners Protect Your Own Home!”

Though there were more than 8 million Germans lived in America at that time and many were sympathetic towards Germany, but they were still shadowed by the increasingly large amounts of anti-German feelings.

Some examples of Pro-German Propaganda:


A German poster showing German soldiers declaring, “We teach you to run!” at the various personifications of countries such as Russia and France (names in German).

A German poster illustrating the British as cowards where they camouflage their armies and weapons as Churches so that Germans won’t attack them.



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