Lithograph in colour, 31¾ x 43½ in (80.5 x 111 cm); vibrant colour, photographic reproductions, minor folds visible through centre; linen backed; rare, very fine.
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The Rural Radio Organization (EER) was instrumental in bringing political and cultural propaganda to rural communities during the Ventennio. It did so by launching a series of campaigns highlighting Italian military achievements, the technological advancements of modern warfare, historical programming as well as cultural programming that supported the imperial aspirations of the Fascist regime. Many such programmes were specifically produced for children and, with the added advantage of bypassing schools and teachers, the EER could directly influence the younger generation with ideals of nationalism and collective identity. This emphasis on national unity over regionalism, coupled with the focus on glorification of Italian history inevitably led to the Fascist concept of cultural strength and the dangers of foreign powers. Toward the end of the 1930s, as Hitler grew in power and the Italo-German alliance began to favour Germany, the EER’s educational broadcasts strategically heightened its message against foreign governments and turned further towards the uniform advertisement of Italy’s unity and superiority.
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