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Patriotism and Shared Values

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'Britain's Sea Power is Yours!'

Posters were not only used to pass on information in specific campaigns. They were also used more generally to reassure, inspire and motivate by calling on patriotism.

A selection here from both wars show how posters were used to give the impression that the enemy had different values which led the German navy to behave very differently from the Royal Navy.

Other posters show the Royal Navy as a great British institution with a proud past tradition. This message was that this tradition gives security and a sense of pride that the Navy is something we all share.

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To view more examples explore the Propaganda Image Galleries 

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