Icons of war: iconic images of conflict: impact, history and significance

Broers, David (2008) Icons of war: iconic images of conflict: impact, history and significance. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation will examine the impact of four iconic symbols and images from warfare and conflict situations, with specific reference to the Vietnam War of 1964 and the Iraq War of 2003. The aim of this study is to understand how particular images have achieved iconic status, the impact they had on the war situation at the time of publication and release and their continued effect on public perception surrounding these two important American wars. This will be achieved through outlining historical context and the use of images and propaganda in both the Vietnam and Iraq wars. I expect to identify the extreme importance of imagery in terms of propaganda in international conflict and how these images were manipulated at the time of release and throughout the course of history. Furthermore, I will question whether the chosen images and the use of imagery as propaganda in Vietnam and Iraq have the strength to affect the outcome of major international conflicts.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/523

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