Propaganda In Action

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This embroidery of the Classic Lord Kitchener propaganda poster marks the last of the WW1 Centenary Exhibition August 2014 embroideries that I will be placing on the website. There were a few more that were commissioned but I was unable to get a good photo with a good camera before they were taken by their respective owners. This was, by far, my most favourite embroidery to make for the exhibition, not only because it turned out rather well but because the picture itself is just so powerful when you think about the story behind it. This poster was made at a time when war was still seen as a patriotic and glorious thing to do for your country. The Letters and war reports sent back home were purposefully doctored to make sure the real stories and conditions of the war were not fully realised by the people at home. Unfortunately whilst some have argued that those who knew of the conditions of the frontline and still made enlisting seem a great and glorious thing to do were evil or wrong, the fact is that the war would have been lost if any other action was taken. A necessary evil for an unnecessary war.

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Exhibition: WW1 Centenary
Commission: No
For Sale: Sold
Size: Hight 36cm - Width 28cm - Depth 4cm

Embroidery Number: 11