Propaganda and Caricature in the First World War

  title={Propaganda and Caricature in the First World War},
  author={Eberhard Demm},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={163 - 192}
  • E. Demm
  • Published 1 January 1993
  • History, Political Science, Economics
  • Journal of Contemporary History
The first world war was the first total war in modern history.’ It was waged not only against the enemy’s armies, but also against the civilian population, and on all fronts military, economic and propagandistic. How could this happen? The road to total war began with the French Revolution. Whereas the rulers of the eighteenth century employed mercenaries, and the normal civilian was only aware of the war if fighting took place near his home, in revolutionary France the whole nation was called… 

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    Der Kampf der deutschen Karikatur', op. cit., 157ff. 89

      Fashions in the new Germany' in Punch's Almanack, 1917. 51. See the cartoon by L. Raven-Hill, 'A good riddance' in Punch

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