01 Mar Lunchbox Lecture: Power of Persuassion
The presentation will focus on how propaganda inspired the public and evoked powerful emotions on the war. This is an appropriate study for the month of March, Women’s History Month, since during WWII, images of women were frequently used in propaganda. Some displayed women as independent, strong, and patriotic, while others illustrated the idea that the enemy posed a direct threat to women and children on the homefront. A soldier only had to look at a poster to answer the question, “what are we fighting for?”
One reason why I adore this poster is because of a personal encounter I had with a WWII veteran of the submarine service. A few years ago, while working in the old military tent that we use for field trips at the Memorial, this particular veteran and his family wandered in to look around. After surveying the contents of the tent, he noticed this poster hanging on the wall.
The lecture will take place at noon, Wednesday, March 7th, at the Bedford Area Welcome Center. Admission is free, but donations are always happily accepted!
I hope you enjoy!