Leslie William Spears: An Enquiry into the use of propaganda on the Home Front during World War Two with special reference to the role and effectiveness of the poster as a means of conveying Government policy

Original typescript, 1998. Dissertation (M.A.) - University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art, Division of History of Art and Design, 1998. No abstract. I attended some sessions at Winchester School of Art, with Brandon Taylor, re: Art & Propaganda, and Leslie was inspired to write this MA. I'm ashamed to say that I've never had a chance to read it, maybe now I'm back in the area, I might find time!

S.F.Ryan: ‘British Perceptions of the Meaning of the War: The Government, the Public and the Fate of France: 1939-42’

S.F.Ryan: 'British Perceptions of the Meaning of the War: The Government, the Public and the Fate of France: 1939-42'Ryan, S.F., 'British perceptions of the meaning of the war: the government, the public and the fate of France: 1939-42' M.Phil completed 1993. Salford University No abstract available.

Katrina Royall: ‘Posters of the Second World War: The Fourth Arm of Defence?’

Royall, K., 'Posters of the Second World War: The Fourth Arm of Defence?' MA Thesis, completed 1991. Westminster University Poster campaigns from the Second World War are a part of people's collective memories. Frustrated by the lack of published information on the subject, this project investigates the British posters of the Second World War produced by the Ministry of Information and the response to them. In 2004 Royall was Course Administrator at the V&A.

P.H. Taylor: ‘The Role of Local Government during the Second World War, with special reference to Lancashire’

Taylor, P.H., 'The role of local government during the second world war, with special reference to Lancashire.' Ph.D. completed 1992. Lancaster University Abstract: This is a thesis concerning the effects of war on society and in particular that of World War Two on Local Government. It employs the idea of `test-dissolution-transformation', brought about by the conflict, on the workings of the local authorities in a wide field of endeavour. These range from Civil Defence, evacuation…

G.Sinclair: ‘Propaganda and Churchill in the Second World War: The Making of an Icon’

Wonder if this thesis has been finished yet? Sinclair, G., 'Propaganda and Churchill in the Second World War: the Making of an Icon' PhD Thesis, in progress. University of Kent at Canterbury Looking at how Churchill was presented to the public in the media and how this image was controlled by party political interests, the government and commercial concerns. Also reassess the public's opinion of Churchill during the war and how public opinion is used…
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