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Counter-attack

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670022 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0010
Counter-attack

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This chapter examines the reorganization of British broadcasting in France during the summer and autumn of 1940. It suggests that this reorganization was part of a much bigger, though incomplete, reorganization of the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) overseas service. It argues that British broadcasting's offensive strategy of propaganda during Germany's attack on Great Britain played a major role in Germany's first military defeat.

Keywords: British broadcasting; France; overseas service; propaganda; Germany

Chapter.  11347 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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