History5 - Brian Hammond History 151 Assignment #5: War and...

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Brian Hammond History 151 Assignment #5: War and Society Woodrow Wilson made the prediction that an American could fight the war without any passion or any hostility. From looking at the posters and just from knowing a few people who have fought in Iraq, that there is almost no way that any person could fight a war without passion and/or hostility. From the posters you can see that they almost tried to make the war seem less hostile than it actually was. On most of the posters a lot of color was used and on the poster “A Wonderful Opportunity” for the Navy, you see the gentleman smiling as he is walking away with his uniform on and his luggage. Another example of this is “For Your Boy” by Arthur William Brown. It shows a soldier pouring another soldier coffee, while none seem to be distraught or in roughed up shape. These posters tried to convey Wilson’s prediction, but I’m sure it was a shock for some of the soldiers who went to war that saw these posters. Another thing about the posters I noticed was that the government was putting
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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