GUIDE TO WAR PUBLICATIONS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WAR


GUIDE TO WAR PUBLICATIONS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WAR

ARTHUR WARD    Book Number: 87807    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'From Training Guides to Propaganda Posters' here for the first time is a single volume entirely dedicated to a long-overlooked component of wartime collectables. It is designed to complement books which focus on traditional militaria such as uniforms, equipment and regalia. In wartime, information leaflets and posters were proliferate. Soldiers are bombarded with Field Regulations, airmen with the latest updates about airborne early warning, bomb sites and radio navigation, and sailors with material that helped them identify enemy aircraft and submarines and told them how to operate the new shipboard weapons to destroy them. An abundance of familiar slogans exhorted the population to do the utmost: 'Go To It!', 'Come Into the Factories', 'Keep Calm and Carry On', 'Dig for Victory', 'Lend A Hand On the Land', 'Walk When You Can', 'Careless Talk Cost Lives', 'Loose Lips Sink Ships', 'Keep It Under Your Hat' and 'Be Like Dad, Keep Mum.' Inside the Third Reich were picture books and posters where the cult of the Führer was everything in Nazi Germany, and dozens of examples are given in colour. The publishing company Penguin produced special books like 'Blackmail or War' which repeatedly warned about Hitler's rise. Leaflets on unarmed combat, a manual of grenades, army painting and storybooks for children, Aeroplane Spotter, bulletins, the illustrated children's book Boo-Boo the Barrage Balloon, and of course the Boy's Own paper and US pulp fiction, the Crazy Gang and comic stories, make do and mend and posters for recruitment like the classic poster to Join the ATS, here is a gallery of postcards, ephemera, in a beautifully illustrated colour collection. 204 large pages from Pen & Sword.
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £11.50


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ISBN 9781783831548
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