World War I Posters & Pix
German General Erich Ludendorff, WWI, 1917 - I have to say this guy was a real piece of work. He manipulated the Kaiser into fighting the war, then mismanaged the German war effort, handed the country over to the new democratic government in 1918 while maneuvering the blame onto them for the German loss, then supported Hitler and helped put him into power! Thanks a lot, pal.
Germany. General Erich Ludendorff, WWI, 1917
Wladyslaw Theodore Benda drawing. Circa 1918.
Return from War, La Vie Parisienne centrefold by Cheri Hérouard, 1917. The glossy Vie Parisienne, full of sketched pinups was the most popular magazine in the French trenches, “with the little women in corsets and Gerda Wegener knickers.”
Yiddish-language recruitment poster for the Jewish Legion published in American Jewish magazines during World War I. Daughter of Zion (representing the Jewish people): אײער אַלטנײלאנד דאַרף אײך האָבּען! שליסט זיך אָן אין דעם אידישען רעגימענט. (Your Old New Land must have you! Join the Jewish regiment.)
Hearts of the World (1918) is a silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, a wartime propaganda classic that was filmed on location in Britain and near the Western Front, made at the request of the British Government to change the neutral mindset of the American public.