Propaganda posters during World War II by public relations specialists who were advising the U.S. government believed that the most effective war posters were the ones that appealed to the emotions. The poster shown here, produced by General Motors Corporation, played on the public’s fear of the enemy. A looming Japanese Hideki Tojo and German Adolf Hitler are shown approaching the U.S. borders, threatening America by being at its doorstep. The image text reads, ‘Warning: Our Homes Are In Danger Now’, ‘Our Job Keep ‘Em Firing’.
Project: 6. Under a cloak of terror: violence and armed conflict in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Propaganda
Source: National Archives Catalog
Owner: Porto group (Modernalia)
Abstract: Propaganda poster from the II World War