British Subversive Propaganda during the Second World War Book

British Subversive Propaganda during the Second World War


  • Author : Kirk Robert Graham
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2021-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 3030716635

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British Subversive Propaganda during the Second World War Excerpt :

This book offers the first in-depth intellectual and cultural history of British subversive propaganda during the Second World War. Focussing on the Political Warfare Executive (PWE), it tells the story of British efforts to undermine German morale and promote resistance against Nazi hegemony. Staffed by civil servants, journalists, academics and anti-fascist European exiles, PWE oversaw the BBC European Service alongside more than forty unique clandestine radio stations; they maintained a prolific outpouring of subversive leaflets and other printed propaganda; and they trained secret agents in psychological warfare. British policy during the occupation of Germany stemmed in part from the wartime insights and experiences of these propagandists. Rather than analyse military strategy or tactics, British Subversive Propaganda during the Second World War draws on a wealth of archival material from collections in Germany and Britain to develop a critical genealogy of British ideas about Germany and National Socialism. British propagandists invoked discourses around history, morality, psychology, sexuality and religion in order to conceive of an audience susceptible to morale subversion. Revealing much about the contours of mid-century European thought and the origins of our own heavily propagandised world, this book provides unique insights for anyone researching British history, the Second World War, or the fight against fascism.

British Subversive Propaganda during the Second World War Book

British Subversive Propaganda during the Second World War


  • Author : Kirk Robert Graham
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030716646

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British Subversive Propaganda during the Second World War Excerpt :

This book offers the first in-depth intellectual and cultural history of British subversive propaganda during the Second World War. Focussing on the Political Warfare Executive (PWE), it tells the story of British efforts to undermine German morale and promote resistance against Nazi hegemony. Staffed by civil servants, journalists, academics and anti-fascist European exiles, PWE oversaw the BBC European Service alongside more than forty unique clandestine radio stations; they maintained a prolific outpouring of subversive leaflets and other printed propaganda; and they trained secret agents in psychological warfare. British policy during the occupation of Germany stemmed in part from the wartime insights and experiences of these propagandists. Rather than analyse military strategy or tactics, British Subversive Propaganda during the Second World War draws on a wealth of archival material from collections in Germany and Britain to develop a critical genealogy of British ideas about Germany and National Socialism. British propagandists invoked discourses around history, morality, psychology, sexuality and religion in order to conceive of an audience susceptible to morale subversion. Revealing much about the contours of mid-century European thought and the origins of our own heavily propagandised world, this book provides unique insights for anyone researching British history, the Second World War, or the fight against fascism.

The Black Game Book

The Black Game


  • Author : Ellic Howe
  • Publisher : Michael Joseph
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Black propaganda
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105081402237

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Om briternes psykologiske krigsførelse, specielt den sorte propaganda, som bevidst forsøgte at vildlede fjenden og nedbryde hans moral. F.eks. falske officielle dokumenter og breve, vejledninger i at simulere sygdomme, radioudsendelser, rygter og meget andet.

Black Propaganda Book

Black Propaganda


  • Author : Stanley Newcourt-Nowodworski
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release Date : 1996-11-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780752495873

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Black propaganda appears over a fake signature, for example of a fictitious resistance organisation. In this book, the author examines the 'black arts' of Britain, Poland and the Nazis during the Second World War. By 1939, Josef Goebbels had won the struggle for control of the propaganda process in Nazi Germany. In contrast, it took the arrival of Sefton Delmer in 1941 for anyone in Britain to understand how to use propaganda to subvert the German war effort. Through the shadowy Political Warfare Executive, the 'black' radio stations Delmer created lured German listeners with jazz and pornography (both banned), mixed with subversive rumours. Millions of 'black' leaflets - perfect forgeries of German documents, with subtly altered texts - were produced, their aim to encourage malingering, desertion and sabotage. Black Propaganda explains how even before the outbreak of the Second World War, British and Polish intelligence had worked closely together on a number of key security issues that included the 'Enigma' machine and the German V-weapons programme. Following the occupation of their country, the Poles also became actively involved in the dissemination of black propaganda against Germany.

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Whispers of War


  • Author : Lee Richards
  • Publisher : www.psywar.org
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9780954293642

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Whispers of War Excerpt :

A collection of over 1,500 of the most noteworthy, provocative and amusing subversive rumours concocted by the British Government's Underground Propaganda Committee throughout the Second World War.

Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco Book

Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco


  • Author : Driss Maghraoui
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134061679

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Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco Excerpt :

Exploring the concept of ‘colonial cultures,’ this book analyses how these cultures both transformed, and were transformed by, their various societies. Challenging both the colonial vulgate, and the nationalist paradigm, Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco, examines the lesser known specificities of particular moments, practices and institutions in Morocco, with the aim of uncovering a ‘new colonial history.’ By examining society on a micro-level, this book raises the profiles of the mass of Moroccans who were highly influential in the colonial period yet have been excluded from the historical record because of a lack of textual source material. Introducing social and cultural history, gender studies and literary criticism to the more traditional economic, political and military studies, the book promotes a more complex and nuanced understanding of Moroccan colonial history. Employing new theoretical and methodological approaches, this volume encourages a re-assessment of existing work and promotes a more interdisciplinary approach to the colonial history of Morocco. Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco is a highly topical and useful addition to literature on the subject and will be of interest to students and scholars of History, Imperialism and more generally, Middle Eastern Studies.

Himmler s SS Book

Himmler s SS


  • Author : Robin Lumsden
  • Publisher : History PressLtd
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105124152377

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Himmler s SS Excerpt :

The real story of the SS, unlike its popular mythology, is so complex as to almost defy belief: it is a tale of intrigue and nepotism, of archaeology and Teutonism, of art and symbolism. Himmler's SS is a story of street fighters and convicted criminals becoming Ministers of State and police commanders; the story of charitable works and mass extermination being administered from the same building; the story of boy generals directing vast heterogeneous armies on devastating campaigns of conquest. Here, indeed, fact is stranger than fiction. Himmler's SS looks at the wide-ranging effects that the SS had on the Police, racial policies, German history, education, the economy and public life, as well as the uniforms and regalia which were carefully designed to set Himmler's men apart as the new elite in Third Reich society. Fully illustrated, this book is an authoritative history of the SS and as such will appeal to all with an interest in Hitler's Third Reich.

The Jazz War Book

The Jazz War


  • Author : Will Studdert
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-12-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838609443

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The Jazz War Excerpt :

During World War II, jazz embodied everything that was appealing about a democratic society as envisioned by the Western Allied powers. Labelled `degenerate' by Hitler's cultural apparatus, jazz was adopted by the Allies to win the hearts and minds of the German public. It was also used by the Nazi Minister for Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, to deliver a message of Nazi cultural and military superiority. When Goebbels co-opted young German and foreign musicians into `Charlie and his Orchestra' and broadcast their anti-Allied lyrics across the English Channel, jazz took centre stage in the propaganda war that accompanied World War II on the ground. The Jazz War is based on the largely unheard oral testimony of the personalities behind the German and British wartime radio broadcasts, and chronicles the evolving relationship between jazz music and the Axis and Allied war e orts. Studdert shows how jazz both helped and hindered the Allied cause as Nazi soldiers secretly tuned in to British radio shows while London party-goers danced the night away in demimonde `bottle parties', leading them to be branded a `menace' in Parliament. This book will appeal to students of the history of jazz, broadcasting, cultural studies, and the history of World War II.

The Encyclopedia of War  5 Volume Set Book

The Encyclopedia of War 5 Volume Set


  • Author : Gordon Martel
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-01-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 2944
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405190374

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The Encyclopedia of War 5 Volume Set Excerpt :

This ground-breaking 5-volume reference is a comprehensive print and electronic resource covering the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. Arranged in A-Z format, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the most important events, people, and terms associated with warfare - from the Punic Wars to the Mongol conquest of China, and the War on Terror; from the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman ‘the Magnificent’, to the Soviet Military Commander, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov; and from the crossbow to chemical warfare. Individual entries range from 1,000 to 6,000 words with the longer, essay-style contributions giving a detailed analysis of key developments and ideas. Drawing on an experienced and internationally diverse editorial board, the Encyclopedia is the first to offer readers at all levels an extensive reference work based on the best and most recent scholarly research. The online platform further provides interactive cross-referencing links and powerful searching and browsing capabilities within the work and across Wiley-Blackwell’s comprehensive online reference collection. Learn more at www.encyclopediaofwar.com. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title Recipient of a 2012 PROSE Award honorable mention

A Battle for Neutral Europe Book

A Battle for Neutral Europe


  • Author : Edward Corse
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-01-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441199638

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A Battle for Neutral Europe Excerpt :

A new study of British cultural propaganda in neutral Europe during the Second World War

Twentieth Century War and Conflict Book

Twentieth Century War and Conflict


  • Author : Gordon Martel
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-07-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118884638

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Twentieth Century War and Conflict Excerpt :

Drawn from the award-winning 5-volume Encyclopedia of War, this valuable, one-volume reference provides readers with essential information on the conflicts and concepts that shaped global warfare in the twentieth-century and up to the present day. Provides essential coverage of twentieth-century warfare across the world Incorporates entries on all major wars, conflicts and concepts in the study of warfare during the period Features detailed coverage of the First and Second World Wars, along with conflicts including the Russo-Japanese War, the Greco-Turkish War, the Falklands Conflict, the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, the Gulf Wars, the War Against Terrorism, and the Somalian Civil War Covers topics including chemical warfare, ethnic cleansing, psychological warfare, and women and war Creates an affordable and handy personal reference for students of modern and contemporary history, professional scholars, and military history enthusiasts Comprises authoritative, up-to-date content - each entry ranging from 1,000 to 6,000 words - written by the best international scholars

British Propaganda in the Twentieth Century Book

British Propaganda in the Twentieth Century


  • Author : Taylor Philip M. Taylor
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-08
  • Genre: Democracy
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474473088

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British Propaganda in the Twentieth Century Excerpt :

This book examines the evolution of British propaganda practice during the course of the twentieth century. Written by an internationally-renowned expert in the area, this book covers the period from the First World War to the present day, including discussions of recent developments in information warfare. It includes analysis of film, radio, television and the press, and places the British experience within the wider international context. Drawing together elements of the author's previously published work, the book demonstrates how Britain has established a model for democratic propaganda world-wide.This is the first volume in the new International Communications series, edited by Philip M Taylor.

Special Operations in Norway Book

Special Operations in Norway


  • Author : Ian Herrington
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-04-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786725646

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Special Operations in Norway Excerpt :

Between 1940 and 1945, Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) carried out sabotage and organised resistance across occupied Europe. Over 5 years, SOE sent over 500 agents into Norway to carry out a range of operations from sabotage and assassination to attempts to organise an underground guerrilla army. This book is the first multi-archival, international academic analysis of SOE's policy and operations in Norway and the influences that shaped them, challenging previous interpretations of the relationship between this organisation and both the Norwegian authorities and the Milorg resistance movement.

The Early Shortwave Stations Book

The Early Shortwave Stations


  • Author : Jerome S. Berg
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-09-20
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786474110

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The Early Shortwave Stations Excerpt :

In July 1923, less than three years after Westinghouse station KDKA signed on, company engineer Frank Conrad began regular simulcasting of its programs on a frequency in the newly-discovered shortwave range. It was an important event in a technological revolution that would make dependable worldwide radio communication possible for the first time. In subsequent years, countless stations in practically all countries followed suit, taking to shortwave to extend reception domestically or reach audiences thousands of miles away. Shortwave broadcasting would also have an important role in World War II and in the Cold War. In this, his fourth book on shortwave broadcast history, the author revisits the period of his earlier work, On the Short Waves, 1923-1945, and focuses on the stations that were on the air in those early days. The year-by-year account chronicles the birth and operation of the large international broadcasters, as well as the numerous smaller stations that were a great attraction to the DXers, or long-distance radio enthusiasts, of the time. With more than 100 illustrations and extensive notes, bibliography and index, the book is also a valuable starting point for further study and research.