Advertising war: Picturing Belgium in First World War publicity

  title={Advertising war: Picturing Belgium in First World War publicity},
  author={Leanne Williams Green},
  journal={Media, War \& Conflict},
  pages={309 - 325}
  • L. Green
  • Published 6 November 2014
  • Sociology
  • Media, War & Conflict
With the German invasion of Belgium on 4 August 1914, Britain was given a noble cause. Not only had the Germans apparently violated an international treaty in their invasion of neutral land, but according to press reports they were showing no remorse as they committed alleged acts of atrocity upon the innocent nation. As the press justified the war in terms of the sanctity of the law and the safety of civilians, Britain’s involvement became difficult to dispute. The invasion of Belgium merged… 

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