Have you ever seen a propaganda poster? Probably. While these days they’re a bit tamer, during the World Wars they could get quite feisty. In fact, a lot of the messages would probably be considered quite unacceptable by today’s standards. So get ready for a blast from the past because these are 25 Astonishing Propaganda Posters!
When you ride alone, you ride with Hitler!
Many World War II posters promoted saving gas to aid the war effort.
This poster shows a sailor drowning because somebody gave away US secrets. There was a lot of paranoia during the World Wars regarding foreign spies.
Every time you twist a nut, think of Hitler
This poster can be taken numerous ways, but the overarching message isn’t lost on the viewer.
You think war over soon? Go ahead, take day off!
You probably didn’t realize that cringeworthy war posters existed did you? Well, paired with Japanese internment camps…they certainly do.
Death never takes a holiday, why should you?
And you thought your boss sent you on guilt trips?
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