The declaration of war does many things. It inspires hatred. It ensures death. It incurs debt. But one thing that probably never comes to mind is the fact that it employs artists. Okay, it does not bring about a significant rise in employment and there are still tons of starving artists to be found; but someone has to design the propaganda posters, right?
Propaganda is the repeated, widespread dispersal of information with the sole purpose of influencing the attitude of a community. It dates back to the earliest reliable written records. Propaganda can be used to influence a people's opinion on just about anything, from public health to politics. Many people, however, often recognize it as a method to garner support for war – I am sure we have all seen the old Uncle Sam recruiting posters. If you have not, you probably slept through most of your history classes.
Propaganda is certainly not limited to the United States though. The Soviet Union's Great Patriotic War, which took place between 1941 and 1945, was littered with propaganda. Now, you can own some of the most famous propaganda posters from the Great Patriotic War with Keepshooting.com's new Great Patriotic War poster set.
This set of 24 prints is a collection of some of the Soviet Union's most powerful propaganda campaigns that took place between 1941 and 1945. Designed to raise awareness, rally the troops, demonize the enemy and preserve the Motherland, the prints found within the Great Patriotic War poster set are sure to find a home with anyone that has an affinity for Soviet history.
Show your support for the Motherland and crush the Nazi invasion with the Great Patriotic War poster set – available now for $49.95.
Great Patriotic War Poster Set
Often times, many people confuse the terms "Great Patriotic War" and "World War II." The Great Patriotic War is a term that is typically not used outside of Russia or other nations that belonged to the former Soviet Union. It is used to describe the military conflict that took place between Nazi Germany, her allies and the Soviet Union between June 22, 1941 and May 9, 1945. If you notice, those dates coincide with much of WWII, but the terms are not to be used interchangeably. This is due to the fact that WWII was a conflict between a number of nations while the Great Patriotic War included only, as noted, Nazi Germany, her allies and the Soviet Union.
With the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, Soviet propaganda skyrocketed. Patriotism was evoked as citizens were urged by meticulously designed posters to defend the Motherland. The Great Patriotic War poster set presents a collection of 24 different prints that were created and distributed between 1941 and 1945, each of which designed to evoke a sense of patriotism in the face of a real threat. Each print measures 13 inches by 9.5 inches and is presented in full color.
The prints are presented in their original design, which means they are written in Cyrillic rather than English. They are all housed in a folder that includes a translation of each print, making their purpose very evident. Many including phrases such as: "Long live the Red Army!" "We'll defend Moscow!" and "Your Motherland needs you!"
Any person interested in Soviet history or WWII is sure to welcome the Great Patriotic War poster set with open arms. If nothing else, the posters look great and feature artwork that is both unique and interesting that would make for a wonderful conversion piece. The Great Patriotic War poster set is available now for $49.95.