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Old 01-14-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Canadian Second World War Propaganda Posters & Sketch's.



The Canadian government campaign to stimulate support for the war amongst Canadians. They used war posters to recruit, to encourage wartime productivity and to raise money through Victory Bonds ect.

First produced by the Bureau of Public Information and later in The Second World War, by the Wartime Information Board (WIB), Canadian war posters were fairly cheap to produce quickly and got wide spread exposure.

Canadian war posters were colourful, with a clear direct message. Produced and displayed in a variety of sizes on buses, billboards, in theatres, in the workplace ect., even on matchbox covers. Posters as a propaganda tool, had a direct clear message. By using images as a form of visual shorthand, they implied much more than was actually stated or shown.

A Poster Artists pointed out years later, successful posters made this shorthand graphic through "vigorous composition, eloquent colour, an unambiguous theme and impassioned execution," projecting a complex, highly emotional messages "in the blink of an eye." The powerful messages they transmitted tended to be instantly received and acknowledged rather than analyzed and misinterpreted. The posters had an immediate impact on people's values, attitudes and aspirations.





To Victory - Canadian Second World War Poster. The poster depicts the
British lion and the Canadian beaver are armed with swords as they march
together to victory. 1942.
LAC. C-033446



Allons-y : war propaganda campaign.






Careless Talk Brings Tragedy in Wartime - Canadian World War II
Poster. The poster warns Canadians to be careful about passing along
information in wartime propaganda, for the security of Canada's army.
LAC, C-087431




Ce qu'il faut pour vaincre : French war propaganda
campaign. 1943.




Lick Them Over There! : war propaganda
campaign. 1942.




Title Stop waiting. Get Ready to Beat Hitler.
Go Enlist Now. 194-45.




On demande de la ferraille...pour la fabrication
de chars d'assaut, de canons et de munitions : The image
of a tank is used to demonstrate the need for scrap iron
for the Canadian war effort 1943.




Save to Beat the Devil! Victory loan drive.
A cartoon image of Hitler as the Devil is used on this War
poster to sell Victory Bonds. 1943.




"She Sails at Midnight." Careless Talk Costs Lives.
Propaganda for the security of Canada's army. The poster
is a reminder that information in the wrong hands in wartime
can cost lives. 1942.




The Men Are Ready. Only You Can Give Them Wings : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign. 1943.











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Canada's New Army Needs Men Like You :
recruitment campaign.





Get Your Teeth into the Job. Canada's war effort
poster uses a cartoon of a beaver chewing down a tree with
Hitler clinging at the top to encourage the Canadian war effort.
1941-42. Produced in French.




La vie de ces hommes dépend de votre travail :
Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.
This French Canadian World War II Poster says "the life of
these men depends on your work" in an emotional appeal
to the Canadian workforce.1944.





L'artillerie du front industriel Chacun à son poste: Canada's
war effort and production sensitive campaign. The poster
urges maximum industrial production for the war effort.
1939-45.






French Poster depicts A battle scene with soldiers advancing under enemy fire,
the largest soldier in the foreground seemingly oblivious to his wounds, for the war poster
"Ce qu'il faut pour vaincre." The English version of this poster (Men of Valor. They Fight for You
LAC.




Study for War Poster - Man in Cockpit. A design for a war poster which
features a pilot at the controls of a cockpit which has been hit but continues to
almost vertically dive-bomb a Nazi ship below.
LAC.




Poster "Men of Valor. They Fight for You" : war propaganda campaign.
World War II. A final design for the war poster "Men of Valor. They Fight for You"
featuring Capt. Fred Slocombe and brave crew delivering an icebreaker to Murmansk
through a raging sea and aerial battle. 1942.
LAC.




War Birds : The world in Action presents a National Film Board Production.
LAC.




Let's All Do More to Win the War 1944 Dawes Black Horse Brewery Calendar,
"printed for and in the interests of the Women's Services." Image depicts three women:
a member of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service; a member of the Canadian
Women's Army Corps; and a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force
(Women's Division)

Source LAC.

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Speed the Second Front : People's Rally.



Future for Fighters : "Canada Carries On" presents a
National Film Board Production.




Rally for Action Now : Quebec committee for
allied victory.




[size="3"]Smash Hitler : Mass Protest Rally, Quebec
Federation of Labor.












A pencil study of a pilot in a cockpit, sitting at the controls for the
war poster "Men of Valor, They Fight for You"
Poster produced for the Wartime Information Board. 1943.
Source LAC.



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Men of Valor - They Fight for You : war propaganda campaign - World War II, 1943.



Ce qu'il faut pour vaincre : war propaganda campaign.



View of an outdoor billboard for the Canadian Women's Army Corps: "It's our world and our war".



They Menace Canada on Both Coasts Come on Canada! Get Ready to Buy the New Victory Bonds. 1942.








Méfiez-vous - révéler toute information de guerre c'est servir l'ennemi - Silence : propaganda for the security of Canada's army. Poster warning against discussing war efforts.



Warning - Don't Let Your Careless Talk Help the Enemy : propaganda for the security of Canada's army. 1940.



Shoulder to shoulder - Canadian Women's Army Corps. 1944.
The Second World War saw the active recruitment of women into the armed forces. Although women were still portrayed in some posters as delicate figures in need of protection, in many other instances they were pictured playing an active role in every aspect of the war effort, including the Canadian Army.




Carter? Caron? Caplan? Canakos? Cantrowicz? Canadian! : propaganda war poster.
Mayerovitch also designed this haunting image of a dead soldier clutching his dog tags. Although the viewer cannot make out the name on the piece of metal, the caption explained that no matter the background of the man, he was a Canadian. The Dominion government sought unity among Canadians and hoped that works such as this would reduce tension among ethnic groups.




Le rebut ne nous rebute pas : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.





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Recruitment poster, "Venez, les gars... l'armée vous attend!"



Coal Face : Canada Carries On presents a National Film Board Production.
Harry Mayerovitch created this dramatic image to promote the National Film Board's Coal Face, one of a series of documentaries showing the activities of Canadians supporting the war effort.



Attack on all Fronts : war propaganda campaign - Second World War.
This Hubert Rogers poster showed three determined Canadians-a soldier, a factory worker and a farm worker-committed to action in their own areas. 1943.




Buy Victory Bonds (Chinese).
In 1941 the War Finance Committee printed small posters in a variety of languages including Chinese, Yiddish, Polish, German, Russian and Icelandic as part of a plan to persuade immigrant groups to invest in the war effort.



« Qu'ils ne leur touchent pas! » : campagne d'emprunts de la victoire.
Victory Bonds poster, "They Menace Canada on Both Coasts," 1942.



Soyez rusé comme un... : victory loan drive.



For Sale / Canada's Children / Will you outbid the Axis? Come on Canada Buy the New Victory Bonds.



Proud Banners : eight victory loan drive.



Save Waste Paper : Canada's war effort and production sensitivecampaign.



Récupérez le papier de rebut : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign





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Save Food - Waste Nothing : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Récupérez le caoutchouc - aidez-vous en les aidant : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Je crois... : war propaganda campaign.



Récupérons pour la victoire : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Food We Must Have But Farmers Need Help! : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign. 1943.



The British Empire and Commonwealth - Principal Products : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Wanted Scrap Metal...To Make Tanks, Guns, Ammunition : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Récupérez les vieux os : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



We Want Rags for Vital War Needs! : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.





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Wanted Magazines for Our Fighting Men : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Donnex vos vieux magazines aux combattants : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Que le flot n'arrête pas! : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



When? It's Up to You! : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



"Daddy Helps Build Them" To Protect Our Freedom : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



"Papa aide à les construire" - Pour protéger notre liberté : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Think - His Life Is in Your Hands! : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Pensez-y bien - sa vie est entre vos mains! : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



He's Doing His Part Are You Doing Yours? : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Il fait sa part et vous faites-vous la vôtre? : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.





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Notre force, la voilà! - L'agriculture : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



« This Is Our Strength - Labour and Management » : Effort de guerre canadien et campagne de sensibilisation à la production.



« Notre force - la voilà - Ouvriers et patrons » : Effort de guerre canadien et campagne de sensibilisation à la production.




Make It Fit to Fight : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.




It's Got to Fit...To Do Its Bit! : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Our Answer All-Out Production : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



They're Smashing Them Up...With My Ship! : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



Nos braves marins leur cassent les reins...avec mon bateau! : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.



It's Got to Be Right...To Win the Fight : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.




« Travail précis...rispote à l'ennemi » : Effort de guerre canadien et campagne de sensibilisation à la production. 1943.





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Notre force, la voilà! Le Grand Nord : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.




Big Guns of the Home Front - Actions Stations Everyone : Canada's war effort and production sensitive campaign.




En garde - n'échappez aucun propos qui pourrait aider l'ennemi : propaganda for the security of Canada's army. 1940.




A Call to Arms : recruitment campaign. 1941.




Danke Schón! "Merci pour le tuyau" : propaganda for the security of Canada's army.




When Troops Move Keep Tongues Still! Don't Gossip : propaganda for the security of Canada's army.




On s'embarque en secret - Soyez discrets! : propaganda for the security of Canada's army.




Beware - Do Your Part in Silence : propaganda for the security of Canada's army.




Careless Words May Cause Disaster! : propaganda for the security of Canada's army.




Un mot indiscret peut causer un désastre : propaganda for the security of Canada's army.






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Notre armée a besoin de bons canadiens : recruitment campaign. 1942.




Une indiscrétion peut causer une catastrophe : propagande pour la sécurité de l'Armée canadienne. 1942.




« Il part ce soir... se taire, c'est servir » : propagande pour la sécurité de l'Armée canadienne. 1942-43.




A Workman Gossiped - An Enemy Agent Acted : propaganda for the security of Canada's army.




Be Ready - The Army Must Finish the Job! : recruitment campaign. 1940-41.




Soyez prêts - L'armée doit finir la tâche : recruitment campaign. 1940-42.




A Ship Was Sunk, Don't Gossip : propaganda for the security of Canada's army.




Un mot de trop...Un vaisseau de moins - Soyez discret! : propaganda for the security of Canada's army.




Warning - Careless Talk May Help the Enemy : propaganda for the security of Canada's army.




Rumor : propaganda's for the security of Canada's army.




More Posters ect., on page 2.


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