Humanities 30Dulce et decorum est visual By: Laramie Sissons
If in some smothering dreams you too could paceBehind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, like a devils sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from froth- corrupted lungs
My Friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, the old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori
CitationsMy Girl's a WOW Poster by Adolph TreidlerIMAGE: K.J. Historical/CREATED1943All images courtesy of Corbis Images Boys Come Over Here You're Wanted Recruitment PosterIMAGE: Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBISBuy War Bonds Poster by Ferdinand WarrenIMAGE: Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBISCREATOR NAME Ferdinand E. Warren DATE CREATED1942Signal Corps Recruitment Poster by Jes Schlaikjer IMAGE: Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBISCREATOR NAME Jes Schlaikjer DATE CREATED1942...Pass the Ammunition - O.K. Soldier - That's Our Job! Poster by Frederic StanleyIMAGE: Swim Ink 2, LLC/CORBISCREATOR NAMEFrederic StanleyDATE CREATEDca. 1941-1945Just Meet Those Schedules, Will You? Poster by Harry Morse Meyers IMAGE: K.J. Historical/Corbis CREATOR NAME Harry Morse MeyersDATE CREATED1944Wings Over America Poster by Tom WoodburyIMAGE: David Pollack/K.J. Historical/CorbisCREATOR NAMETom WoodburyDATE CREATEDca. 1918Bombs Away! Poster by Cecil Calvert BeallIMAGE: K.J. Historical/CorbisCREATOR NAMECecil Calvert BeallDATE CREATED1944
ExplanationThroughout my visual I feel that the message I am trying to portray is evident. The war posters would have been a form of propaganda that young men would have seen before they went to battle. This is what the images of war looked like while these men were safe at home, this is what they believed they would experience when thrust onto the front line. However this was seldom the case, these men quickly realized the true perils of war and what the realities of intense combat were. If the posters portrayed the real scenes of battle they might look something like the black and white images in my project. I feel the contrast between both sets of images captures the true irony as well as the tragic sarcasm that comes forth upon reading the poem we were assigned.