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Introduction: British Propaganda in the Second World War

Tim Brooks

in British Propaganda to France, 1940-1944

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625192
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651351 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625192.003.0001
Introduction: British Propaganda in the Second World War

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The introduction provides an overview of the British Second World War propaganda effort from the outbreak of war in September 1939 to the fall of France in June 1940, set alongside the military events. It introduces the concept of using propaganda as a means to continue the war after Dunkirk and some of the issues facing the organisation for propaganda set up by the British government to do so. It discusses the importance and nature of France as a target for British propaganda, and highlights, broadly, what British propaganda had to achieve. The introduction closes with a brief synopsis of the main chapters.

Keywords: propaganda; Second World War; Britain; France; outbreak of war; Dunkirk

Chapter.  2725 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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