Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

propaganda - 'noun', information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view (Compact Oxford Dictionary).

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Ceskoslovenska mesta (16)

Ceskoslovenska mesta (Czechoslovak Towns) by Jiri Hruza. Hardcover book published by Olympia Praha 1976, 211 pages with black and white and colour photographs.



Saturday, February 22, 2020

We – Internationalists

We – Internationalists. 24 loose cards in folder, published 1988 with colour photographs and illustrations. All text is Russian. (Subject matter is related to the Soviet Afghan war, December 1979 to February 1989). Loaned from one of my favourite bookshops, Mount of Alex in Castlemaine, Victoria.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (21)

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan.  China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan, compiled by China International Travel Service, Guangzhou Branch and Editorial Department of the Guangdong People's Publishing House. Paperback book published by Guangdong People's Publishing House 1977, 112 pages. All text is in English.

Earnest study and active struggle – A Workers' theoretical group studying works by Marx, Lenin and Chairman Mao on the dictatorship of the proletariat.

Integration of theory with practice – Students of the July 21 Workers' College of the Guangzhou Machine-tool Plant studying the making of chucks.

“Open door-schooling” - Students learning agricultural production in the countryside.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina (8).

Bosnia and Herzegovina, text by Alojz Benac and Ivan Lovenovic. Hardcover book published by Sour “Svjetlost” Jugoslovenska Revija 1986.

Sarajevo like the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a place of many symbolic contrasts, testifying to a varied succession of influences over a long period of time, to the dance of history. In this town, rich in the traditions of the struggles of the workers movement, which are commemorated in the memorial complex dedicated to the eminent revolutionary Djuro Djakovic, there stands a building which is a natural continuation of the trend: the imposing and functional architectural edifice of the Skenderija cultural and sports centre, where many great cultural manifestations, commercial fairs and sporting events are held.

The town of Mostar is the economic and cultural centre of Herzegovina, situated on both banks of the Neretva at the foot of Mount Velez.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin (27).

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin.  Hardcover book published by Planeta Publishers Moscow 1975, 207 pages with colour and black and white photographs. All text is in English.

Under socialism the supreme aim of social production is the fullest satisfaction of man’s material and cultural requirements. More and more housing is being built all the time, and large sums are allocated for municipal services and amenity buildings. Work is proceeding at a tremendous scope.

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Blue Adriatic (21)

The Blue Adriatic. Hardcover book published by Spektar, Zagreb (no date). Text is in Croato-Serbian, English, German, Italian and French.

Kotor, Montenegro