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- ItemEditorial Cartoons and Propaganda Posters of the Union of South Africa’s pro-war press during the First World War; 1914-1918(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03) Conradie, J. W. (Tiaan); Gunter, Elizabeth; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of Visual Arts.ENGLISH SUMMARY: The thesis investigates how editorial cartoons and propaganda posters of the pro-war South African press were employed during the First World War to recruit soldiers from British colonies. A brief discussion that identifies various forgotten aspects of South African involvement in the First World War traces the history of this country’s involvement in the 1914-1918 conflicts in Europe. This discussion outlines the socio-political background against which a selection of cartoons and posters were developed and published, while it also contextualises the study. Five examples of jingoist editorial cartoons and two propaganda posters are carefully analysed within a semiotic theoretical framework, ultimately to explain and inform on the illustrations, book art objects, installations, and various other art works constituting syntheses in an investigation that integrates theory and practice.