The War Of World War II Essay

1090 Words Dec 8th, 2015 5 Pages
December 7th, 1941 was a crucial day in time that impacted more than one 's life. Finding itself involved in a war that was spreading across nearly every continent, the United States took shelter as the attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor began. America worked hard in the following months to build up support and necessary needs. They build tanks, planes, ships and weapons to fight the war with great power. The American government then went on to build support through the people, mostly by creating posters advertising way to financially support the war and the troops. World War II propaganda made a huge impact with war efforts on both the American and Japanese sides. Its purpose was to make the enemy be seen as an evil entity and make people want to support the war in any way possible.
“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the images generated from World War II would speak endless volumes” (Navarro, n.d.). Images created during the midst of war grew the attention of everyone rapidly and gained more than just their opinions. News articles persuaded Americans to buy war bonds, posters got citizens to conserve resources, ads inherited to “save bonds for weapons,” commercials for women to work (See Appendix p. ?) These posters were hung everywhere, including train stations, bus stops, subway stations, billboards, and everyday street corners. These visual features could not be ignored by the populace---which is exactly the purpose of propaganda (Navarro, n.d.).
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