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LE history students recently took part in the Western Front Association art competition, with four of them winning prizes.
The brief was to produce an advert for a product to be sold in WW1, so the students studied adverts from the time, noting how sellers took advantage of the wartime situation to market specific products such as fountain pens to write home, or how they made adverts overtly patriotic, stressing the need to buy British. Then they designed their own. The winners advertised pens, cigarettes (which were believed to have calming and health promoting properties back then) and shaving cream, given that soldiers were forbidden to grow beards. Congratulations to Elizabeth and Ema who won prizes, as well as Israel and William who were highly commended!