By Arthur Ward

In WW2 details leaflets and posters proliferated. squaddies have been bombarded with box laws, airmen with the most recent updates approximately airborne early caution, bomb attractions and radio navigation and sailors with fabric that helped them determine enemy airplane and submarines and instructed them tips to function the recent send board guns to damage them.

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Safe-conduct pass signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, then Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force during Operation Torch in North Africa. When presented by a surrendering Axis soldier, the supplicant was guaranteed a welcome and lenient reception. I am grateful to the following for the assistance in preparing this book: Mirella Aslar, Zaki Jamal, Jayne Joyce and Stuart Manley and Jim Walsh at Barter Books. Arthur Ward Pulborough, West Sussex September 2014 CHAPTER 1 Influencing Attitudes — Propaganda and Official Policy Towards the end of the English Civil War, the London-based petitioner movement known as the Levellers, comprising soldier ‘Agitators’ of the parliamentarian New Model Army and a number of prominent politicians, produced a draft written constitution under the title of ‘Agreements of the People’.

Now part of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, British publisher A&C Black had a rich and independent history since it was founded in 1807 by Adam and Charles Black in Edinburgh. In 1851, the firm bought the copyright of Walter Scott’s Waverley novels for £27,000. G. Wodehouse’s first book. Since then A&C Black’s extensive backlist has encompassed many books on visual arts, glass, ceramics and printmaking. Little wonder then that immediately after the cessation of hostilities in 1919 this publisher was to produce one of the best, illustrated reference books about war posters.

Britton. James Montgomery Flagg’s memorable poster of Uncle Sam: ‘I Want You for the US Army’, is as striking as Leete’s poster of Kitchener. Perhaps the most famous American poster of the First World War was created by James Montgomery Flagg. ’, Flagg’s portrait of ‘Uncle Sam’ went on to become one of the most famous posters in the world. More than 4 million copies were printed between 1917 and 1918, as the United States mobilised and sent its ‘dough boys’ to the far-off trenches in Europe. A member of the first Civilian Preparedness Committee organised in New York in 1917, Flagg contributed nearly fifty works to support the United States war effort.

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