WWI was the first time propaganda was utilized on a global scale.  In order to win battles on Flanders Fields, they had to be won on the home front first.  Along with other forms of media, propaganda posters were employed to to win this battle.  They were used to instill animosity for the enemy, justification for war, and to encourage military enrollment and civilian support.  

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into WWI, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum presents this online exhibit "Propaganda of War! Savannah Line" highlighting the effects of two world wars on the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah through the use of "imagined" and "re-imagined" propaganda posters.

One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.


- Douglas MacArthur


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