World War 2 posters

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This is a website about world war 2 propaganda posters. During World war 2 posters were used for a variety of purposes by all sides. They were used to encourage men to sign up and to encourage women to support their men by working in the factory or by buying war bonds.

The war lasted from 1939 until 1945 and involved most of the large countries in the world. They formed two different sides.They were the Allies(Britain,France,US,Russia) and the Axis(Germany,Italy,Japan).It has been estimated that over 100 million military personnel were mobilied during the war that resulted in between 50-70 million fatalities. The war began on the 1st of September 1939 when Poland was invaded by Germany and Slovakia. It continued until 1945 when Germany and Japan were completely defeated and Hitler was dead.

The poster to the right “Keep calm and carry on” was little known during the second world war but has become very well known in recent years. It was made by the British to be used in the event that the Germans invaded main land Britain. It would have been used to raise the moral of the people if that event had arose. It was produced by the ministry of information and two and half million copies were originally printed. The posters designer is unknown. It has since been adopted by brands such as forever 21 and in numerous other advertising campaigns.

This website is dedicated to the world war 2 posters that are still popularly used as art work and serve as reminders of the worlds biggest and most deadly war. All posters seen here can be bought be clicking on the poster. This will take you to a third party site where you will be able to purchase the poster.