Visual Propaganda
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Visual Propaganda

The term refers to the use of modern visual media for the specific purpose of influencing attitudes among the population. Film and photography were systematically employed as propaganda tools for the first time during World War I. It was mainly during the second half of the war that new forms visual propaganda began to emerge, which were centrally directed and controlled by the military.

In 1914 propaganda methods employed by the state were still largely based on traditional text media. It was only with some delay that film and photography we…

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Holzer, Anton, “Visual Propaganda”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 20 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0612>
First published online: 2015



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