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Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary$
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Ben Wellings and Shanti Sumartojo

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940889

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781786940889.001.0001

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Aesthetic Form and Political Function

Aesthetic Form and Political Function

Representations of French Algerian and British Indian Troops in First Word War Recruiting Posters

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Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary

Cherie Prosser

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines selected examples from collections of First World War posters from across British India and French Algeria. Current historiographies of colonial participation in the First World War provide an important cultural context for understanding why poster artists used stereotypes as a form of public mediation....

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