Comprised of four separate countries, the United Kingdom is a state unlike any other. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have distinct identities, which has been a cause for discord throughout British history. However, during the Second World War the Ministry of Information, under the guidance of the Conservative government and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, launched a poster-based propaganda campaign aimed towards unifying the UK under a common national self-identity. By emphasizing shared qualities such as resilience, pragmatism, humor, patriotism and even the concept of unity itself, the Ministry of Information fostered a sense of national self-identity with the goal of winning the war and implementing new policies afterwards.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Dr. Patricia Minter
European History | History | Military History | Political History
Goins, Elizabeth Tate, "Promoting Unity Through Propaganda: How the British Government Utilized Posters During the Second World War" (2011). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 340.