Tuesday, 26 February 2008

War propaganda for children


There's a war on. What do you tell your children? Here's one example from 1942, My Book to Help America by Munro Leaf, author of the classic picture book The Story of Ferdinand

The message is: you're too young to fight, so eat well, play and exercise, get plenty of sleep, and put your savings in war bonds to help the grownups who do the fighting.


In contrast here's a more recent piece of war propaganda aimed at children. The message: the best thing you can do is get yourself killed murdering Danish cartoonists.

Scans by Iowahawk found via Journalista. My Book to Help America copyright © the estate of Munro Leaf.

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