American Battle Monuments Commission

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  • World War 1 Propaganda Research Paper

    Propaganda: The Twisted Truth “War propaganda...twisted the truth and allowed for governmental control of people’s thoughts and viewpoints towards the war” (World War I). Used in order to display a positive image of World War I, propaganda was the government’s attempt to hide away the terrifying parts of war and to magnify the positives of it. Propaganda was used as a weapon against a country 's enemy, as it gave society a twisted image of the enemy and incorrectly displayed the war as something noble, where the country utilizing the stretched truth was painted as justified. World War I propaganda was most commonly seen in forms that could be viewed in daily activities, such as posters, books, drawings, and films (Cooke). Through the utilization of propaganda, countries were able to successfully shift the viewpoint of society by making World War I seem desirable and beneficial to the country. Propaganda’s use in justifying the foreign policy of the state allowed it to become an exemplary tool of power for governments across the globe. “Propaganda was used in order to crystalize and sharpen views already present” (Avery). This refers to the idea that the government was trying to convince society that participating in this “great war” would benefit them and not only make their country look glorious, but give them a moral incentive as well. Governments tried to get men to enlist in the army and go off to war in order to fight by motivating them and, in some cases, guilting them…

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  • How Does Remarque Use Imagery In All Quiet On The Western Front

    Remarque succeeds in giving brutal imagery throughout the novel. The reader surely understands the dynamics of this marvelous work. How changed are these young men. Change into veteran soldiers of war with no more foolish thoughts of patriotic bravery. How can they have such thoughts they ask since their former innocence no longer exists and now these words have no meaning if they ever did. The psychological condition of the men preparing for the next battle is made the more real when visiting…

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  • In Our Time Literary Analysis

    Indian Camp presents a very innocent and naive Nick, one who hasn’t been exposed to the horrors of life. While the young Nick states that he knows the women is going to have a baby his father quickly insists that “[he] does not know” (16). Nick is unaware of the pain that coincides with labor, especially labor without anesthetic. This shows how Nick sees life as a pure thing, something that is simple and painless. That night Nick also is exposed to a man who killed himself. The concept of…

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  • Dulce Et Decorum Est Critical Analysis

    what the consequence was. We expected flags and glory, we expected Jessie pope’s poem but resulted in the gory Wilfred Owen’s poem. People were blinded and as more and more wrote about the war, the more it was exposed. “The critical view that only combatants could write truly about the experience of war has long been laid to rest. But the fact remains that it was difficult for contemporary female poets such as Mew to find a poetic place in representing a conflict that only men experienced first…

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  • The Long Way Home Analysis

    During the early 20th century, millions of immigrants, specifically from Europe, arrived in America in search for better jobs, refined opportunities or to avoid the mandatory draft in their original country. In 1914, the First World War began causing several new immigrants to join the United States military and participate in the intense war. David Laskin, a notable American journalist and award-winning author from Harvard University analyzes in his novel, The Long Way Home: An American journey…

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  • Propaganda In The Battle Of The Somme

    It was seen in children 's toys to support the war, posters as effort to recruit men, and cause hatred towards Germans. In 1916, the government released of the propaganda film 'The Battle of the Somme ', some footage took place in the real battle and some was shot in Britain. The film was so real it could be seen as anti-war, the graphics upset many viewers by seeing men die. Countries were fabricating the total number of deaths, only reporting information that helped them, and even eliminating…

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  • The Return Of The Solider Analysis

    The Return of the Solider by Rebecca West left only shadows of the great war, but without the war the very title would not have been felt the same way. The war that shattered the main characters has built a beautiful mosaic that makes up this book. West has used the war in subtle ways that creep into the crevasses of the reader’s mind. The use of a child’s death to overcome the trauma that was the war was a silent plea to the generals. World War I was supposed to be the final war, but like the…

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  • Character Of The Happy Warrior Poem

    Imagine this, your 25-year-old son is in war, fighting for the sake of your country and your people. You are finally about to reunite with him after a long wait for his return. Imagine this, you receive a knock at your door 1 week before you were promised that your son, who is fighting for war, will be returning back home safely. Someone you’ve never met before tells you the most devastating news and before you know it, your son will not be returning home ever again. Imagine how this would feel,…

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  • Maisie Dobbs Character Analysis

    In Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear almost every character has some kind of wound, either physical or mental. Two character that have such wounds are James Compton and Billy Beale. Both of which have an obvious scar from war and mental scars that are also somewhat apparent. The mental scar is more obvious on James while the physical scar is more obvious on Billy. Although James have both kinds of scarring his mental one stands out the most. Before the war he was a jovial and eccentric…

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  • Reflection On The Museum Of The Great War

    from across the world. The Museum of the Great War puts all their past, present, and future exhibition descriptions on its user friendly website so that people can see what each exhibition is about and plan for future visits. Overall, I think the way the museum presents the War to the public is very simple yet interesting. The museums emphasizes a lot of different themes of the war throughout its exhibitions. Anything from how life was during the war, to the weapons used, to the different…

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