Propaganda in Britain and Germany 1930-45 Term Paper by Bookish Ivan

Propaganda in Britain and Germany 1930-45
Discusses the effects of mass persuasion on British and German society prior and during the Second World War.
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This paper discusses the use of propaganda before and during WWII and its effects on British and German society. It first notes that differences in the countries' war aims had a great effect upon the success and content of propaganda. It then examines how propaganda affected morale. The paper describes how hatred and violence were successful parts of the German, but not British, propaganda campaign. The paper examines the effect of spectacle, speeches, the press, the cinema, and the wireless. It describes the connection between propaganda and egalitarianism and shows how propaganda saturated every aspect of civilian life. Finally, the paper discusses the overall success of British propaganda and the failure of German propaganda.

From the Paper:

"Britain produced propaganda to incite hatred of Germans, but in May 1941 the Policy Committee of the Ministry of Morale had to formally propose an anger campaign because the British people lacked personal anger towards the Germans. This campaign was implemented on a small scale and did not significantly alter British attitudes. The Germans, however, were persuaded to hate the British from the first (largely because of residual anger of the Treaty of Versailles), though it took time to make them hate the Jews."

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