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Propaganda and the Second World War

Propaganda and the Second World War

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"Buy Victory Bonds!" Spread war-related rumours and you risk becoming "one of Hitler's Little Helpers." Ladies, join the army and you'll be "the proudest girl in the world!" Persuasive messages like these were everywhere during the Second World War, including on CBC Radio and Canadian movie screens. Indeed, wartime propaganda wasn't just the domain of Nazi Germany -- Canada too created films, radio dramas and posters aimed at convincing citizens to join the military or help out on the home front. CBC Digital Archives presents a collection of Canadian wartime propaganda, plus several radio and TV clips about Second World War propaganda in general.