BBC2: How We Won the War

There’s a series currently in planning for BBC2, to be presented by Jules Hudson, for Autumn 2012, a travelogue across the UK uncovering civilian stories of the Second World War.

Having come across ‘The Art of War‘ at the National Archives (which they hadn’t realised was written by me), and then I guess coming across my website, I have just been in talks with them about being an expert for an episode on government propaganda (before they talk about black propaganda). I am anticipating talking about:

  • The MOI and its production/planning of posters. What purpose they thought it would achieve.
  • The artists who produced these posters, professionals, but civilians, encouraging people to partake in war.
  • Digging around in my research for reference to competitions held in factories/schools re posts.
  • Why were particular ‘famous faces’ chosen for some posters in The People’s War
  • Stats which demonstrate any effectiveness of posters, or why this can’t be established!

Look out for more info…

By Second World War Posters

Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.

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