Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio


As a new exhibition of wartime posters opens at the Imperial War Museum, Rana Mitter explores the politically charged history of advertising at war.

When does a government publicity campaign turn into a propaganda drive? From General Kitchener's famous pointing finger in World War I, right up to anti-nuclear protest art in the 1980s, the visually arresting poster has been on the frontline of the battle for hearts and minds.

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 3 Oct 2007 21:45

Free Thinking

Free Thinking

Radio 3’s new home for arts and ideas.