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  • Everybody join in…do the same thing

  • The basic theme of the Band Wagon appeal is that "everyone else is doing it, and so should you." Since few of us want to be left behind, this technique can be quite successful.


  • Famous or important person says something about the product;

  • Tiger Woods is on the cereal box, promoting Wheaties as part of a balanced breakfast.

Joe Louis and nicknamed The Brown Bomber, is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxing champions who has ever lived. He was praised and loved by America, until the day of his death. He held the title for over 11 years, recording 25 successful defenses of the title. He is the grandson of slaves. Joe served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 and spent that period traveling around Europe visiting with the troops and boxing in exhibitions.



Person pictured but says nothing…but we think they support the item because of this.

Rosie the Riveter was a media propaganda creation devised to encourage women to fill in for men while they were fighting World War II.

Dwight David Eisenhower encourage women to fill in for men while they were fighting World War II., nicknamed "Ike", was a General of the Army (five star general) in the United States Army and U.S. politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). During WWII, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944-45. The invasion of France became known as ‘D-Day” and began when allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy (this battle was told in the movie, “Saving Private Ryan”.

Uncle Sam encourage women to fill in for men while they were fighting World War II. is a national personification of the United States (US), with the first usage of the term dating from the War of 1812 and the first illustration dating from 1852.



Appeals to ones emotions some how…love, humor, etc..

China was a country of civil wars during the 1920’s. So, Japan decided to attack this weakened country. At the end of WWII, Russia moved in and occupied most of China. Thus, China became a major communist country.

Logical fallacies

Logical Fallacies

Doing something will result in a specific thing…or will it?

Name calling

Name Calling

Where a person or product uses negative words about another

Plain folks

Plain Folks

Where you are convinced that something is just like the common person…just like an ordinary person

Glittering generalities

Glittering Generalities

Wants us to accept something without examining the evidence

…opposite of name calling…uses positive words.

Other WWII Propaganda…


  • Japan Fight

  • Germany’s Defeat

Captain America is a comic book superhero character, published by Marvel Comics. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, he first appeared in 1941. At that time, he was published by Timely Comics. An intentionally patriotic creation who was often depicted fighting the Axis powers of World War II, Captain America was Timely's most popular character during World War II.

Captain America and General George Patton

Click for the Captain America Theme Song Page.

Click for more Captain America in WWII photos.

Wonder Woman is a fictional character, a DC Comics super heroine created by William Moulton Marston and one of the three characters to be continuously published by DC Comics since the company's inception in 1944. Her development was propaganda intended to encourage women to fight by doing factory work, joining the red cross, or some other type of war work.

Wonder Woman Series Theme Song

Even Superman got in on the action during WWII. He was created in 1938. He carried on America’s beliefs about the war before and after we entered it. In 1940, Superman was given his own radio show.

Superman and other comic heroes were used for propaganda purposes during WWII. Click here for some examples.

Hollywood goes to war… purposes during WWII. Click