Propaganda and Intelligence

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670022 | DOI:
Propaganda and Intelligence

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This chapter focuses on the reorganization of British propaganda and military intelligence in 1942 following the creation and growth of the Political Warfare Executive (PWE). It discusses the impact of the PWE on the European service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and highlights the problem in the operation of the PWE. It explains that there were differences within the PWE and the absence of Director-General Bruce Lockhart were often sharp divergences of viewpoint.

Keywords: British propaganda; military intelligence; Political Warfare Executive; European service; Bruce Lockhart

Chapter.  28622 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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