Exhibition at Cambrai Museum

Propaganda during the Great War: exhibition at Cambrai Fine Arts Museum

Du Mercredi 22 nov 2017 au Lundi 12 fév


During the commemorations for the centenial of the Battle of Cambrai, this exhibit will show how officials were communicating about the conflict and were giving news to the population.

This propaganda was including all aspects of the daily life for those who were staying far from the front line, from newspapers to children toys, including labels on consuming products.

Part of the exhibition will be dedicated to the way french artists, commissioned by the Army Museum between 1914 and 1918, as the regional painter Lucien Jonas, or artists paid by the Armies and sent to the fire, have manipulated the public opinion in France.

A comparison with the propaganda from British allies will allow to find out commun points and divergences between the official methods of communication.


Cambrai Museum

15 rue de l'épée

59400 Cambrai


wen thru sund 10 am to 12am/ 2pm to 6 pm

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Whether they follow the Escaut, drive along country roads, discover the picturesque alleys of the old Cambrai, fortified farms, museums, learn about Matisse and Blériot, lace ang giants, tourists will understand why the inhabitants of this part of France are so happy to welcome them feel like coming back.

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