Words are powerful, but some of the images in wartime posters drew attention more vividly because they attracted an audience on a wider scale.
Posters urging citizens to conserve resources, increase labor production to help our troops, or simply slogans summoning an increase national pride were posted in every subway station, train station, bus stop, on every billboard and street corner in every city.
President Roosevelt World War II was one of the most monumental events in history and certainly one of the most significant events in the 20th century.
The catalyst for drawing the United States fully into the war was the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Although news sources attempt to be as objective as possible, there is always a grain of cultural salt that factors into how people interpret that objective information.
Socioeconomic conditions, political situations, and social atmosphere not only contribute to how news and information are interpreted, but are also reflected in them. (Eight corner of the World under one roof.) Japanese War Slogan Hostilities exist.There is no blinking at the fact that that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.The first was a Japanese World War II slogan alluding to the Emperor Jimmu, the first emperor of Japan.In an 8th Century literary collection, his words are recalled that the eight corners of the world be united under one roof creating a brotherhood of races.Moving pictures and audible words and music brought to life what was only still and static in a book or poster. Not to be outdone, the Japanese had their own cinematic propaganda.In 1942, the Academy Award for best documentary went to Frank Capras Why We Fight, which was the first of a series of war documentaries he made under the commission of the U. Chocolate and Soldiers and The Story of Tank Commander Nishizumi, two very popular Japanese wartime films, were effective as propaganda tools for Japanese audiences.The series of confrontational events that led up to Pearl Harbor and the events that followed up until the Japanese surrender in 1945, were waged on the political, economic, and military fronts, but one aspect of the war which is sometimes overlooked is the war waged on the social front.What makes the social aspect of war so significant is that it involves a dynamic within the human person.Anthropologist Ruth Benedict once exclaimed, Japanese films have a propaganda courage which Americans films have usually lacked (Dower 35).Japanese movies were not afraid to show weakness and hardship that were associated with war.