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The picture shows German officers and a native soldier of the Schutztruppe in German Southwest Africa, modern-day Namibia. The force is apparently defending a fortification. The officers and the…

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Themes: Race; Propaganda; Postcard; Imperial Strategy
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Hindostan and El Dschihad were propaganda newspapers for South Asian, Caucasian, and North African prisoners of war in the Halbmondlager in Wünsdorf and the Weinberglager in Zossen. These periodicals…

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Themes: Religion; Propaganda; Newspapers & Magazines; Language; Intellectual Exchange; Imperial Strategy; Captivity
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A watercolour painting by James McBey, a British war artist, as commissioned by Wellington House. The image was later transferred to the Department and Ministry of Information and then to the Imperial…

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Themes: Race; Propaganda; Mobility

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In 1914, a war journal titled Indian Ink: Splashes from Various Pens was launched in India, edited by Everard Digby and published and printed by Messrs Thacker, Spink and Co. in Calcutta. Published…

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Themes: Race; Newspapers & Magazines

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'Trench art', a generic term used to describe folk art created in the context of war, has only very recently drawn the attention of academic scholars. These objects can take any form but most common…

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Theme: Language