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  • Written by Susannah Walker
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780747811428
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From Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases to Keep Calm and Carry On, the Home Front posters from the Second World War have become part of British culture. Some were design classics, others more prosaic, but together they give a fascinating insight into the trials and tribulations of living through World War Two.

This was the first total war, with civilians as essential to the war effort as soldiers. So posters instructed people on everything from cooking and salvage to how to speak, and even think, about the war. This book tells the story behind these posters: how they were designed and produced, what they wanted to achieve, and what the British public really thought of them. Looking at famous images and forgotten gems, it is essential reading for anyone interested in both life on the Home Front and the design of the times.

Table of Contents

Freedom in Peril
The Ministry Says
All in this Together
Big Brother is Watching You
Now that the War is Over
Places to Visit
Further Reading

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