McLaine, I. Ministry of Morale: Home Front Morale and the Ministry of Information in World War Two London: George Allen & Unwin, 1979

A key work for this project which fully considers the administrative history of the Ministry of Information, the lead government department for propaganda. He argues that for two years, the measures taken by government propagandists were: Unnecessary and inept Based on misunderstanding and distrust of the British public Products of…

Chapman, J. The British at War: Cinema, State and Propaganda, 1939-1945 London: I.B. Tauris, 1997

This work is converted from Chapman's PhD, and is described as a "comprehensive history of the role, nature and organisation of film propaganda in Britain during the Second World War." Chapman challenges the received wisdom that WW2 propaganda was shambolic and disorganised. He shows how film propaganda was more successful…

Balfour, Michael Propaganda in War 1939-1945, Organisations, Policies and Publics in Britain and Germany London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979

Balfour worked for the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, from March 1939 to March 1942, he was Temporary Principal in General Division of MOI, which gave him a good view of the Home Front. From April 1942 until the end of the war he was Assistant Director…

James Chapman ‘ Official British Film Propaganda during the Second World War

Chapman, J., 'Official British Film Propaganda during the Second World War' PhD Thesis completed, 1995. Lancaster University The Ministry of Information was set up at the outbreak of war in September 1939 to co-ordinate all aspects of propaganda and information for the British Government. Its Films Divison was responsible for…
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