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WWI Propaganda & Poems




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  • Sorry but Dulce Et Decorum Est is exactly the opposite of what a propaganda poem is like, isn't it?
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  • the slide about Rupert Brooke is incorrect, sorry but that poem couldn't have been written in the trenches as Brooke died before he got into battle on the ship he was posted to moored in a French harbour, that's why it was so jingoistic he had never seen the truth of war
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  • 1. WWI Propaganda
  • 2. Wartime Propaganda
    Both sides waged a propaganda war
    Propaganda is the spreading of ideas to promote a cause or to damage an opposing cause
  • 3. 5 Types of Propaganda
  • Bandwagon
    persuading people to do something by letting them know others are doing it.
  • 8. Testimonial
    using the words of a famous person to persuade.
  • 9. Transfer
    using the names or pictures of famous people, but not direct quotations.
  • 10. Repetition
    the product name is repeated several times.
  • 11. Emotional Words
    words that will make people feel strongly about someone or something.
  • 12. WWI Propaganda Posters
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  • 23. WWI Poetry
    O! Ancient crimson curse!
    Corrode, consume.
    Give back this universe
    Its pristine bloom.
  • 24. Rupert Brooke(1887-1915)
    The Soldier
    • Sonnet about WWI
    • 25. Romantic notion about war
    • 26. Written in trenches
  • Alan Seeger(1888-1916)
    American, Harvard Grad & “Bohemian”
    Joined French Foreign Legion
    KIA - Belloy-en-Santerre
  • 27. Wilfred Owen(1893-1918)
    Dulce et Decorum Est
    “It is sweet and right to die for your country”
    Very graphic
    KIA 1 week before the war was over
  • 28. John McCrea(1872-1918)
    In Flanders Fields
    Canadian Doctor
    Written after death of best friend
    Died in base hospital in 1918
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  • 30. US Enters the War
    State of Europe:
    Lacked supplies
    Millions of casualties
    Morale = low
    Doughboys to the Rescue
    April, 1916 US declared war
    June, 1916 US to Europe
  • 31. WWI Ends
    Nov. 9, 1918 – Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated
    At 11:00 on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the war endedas Germany and Allies signed an Armistice
  • 32. Treaty of Versailles
    Ended the war
    “Big Four”
    • GB – David Lloyd George
    • 33. US – Woodrow Wilson
    • 34. France – Georges Clemanceau
    • 35. Italy – Vittorio Orlando
    (Left to right) The “Big Four”: David Lloyd George of Britain, Vittorio Orlando of Italy, Georges Clemenceau of France, and Woodrow Wilson of the United States, the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles.
  • 36. Wilson’s Fourteen Points
    Note Point 14
    • Formation of the League of Nations
    • 37. Called “A lion with no teeth”
    • 38. Why? Discuss with partner - 30 seconds
  • Terms of Treaty of Versailles
    • Loses territories
    • 39. Demilitarization
    • 40. Takes all of blame
    • 41. Must pay reparations