[PAPER] Propaganda with a Mission: Learning from the Second World War for the Christian Sector in a Digital Age

A paper submitted for the first European Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, to be held in September in Durham: In the Second World War, British propaganda posters were circulated using the techniques of persuasion, education, information, celebration, encouragement, morale boosting, and identification of enemies to encourage civilians to understand and undertake their responsibilities in ‘The People’s War’. In the face of oft-reported declines in church membership, there is urgency for the…

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…

Osley, A. Persuading the People 1995

A government publication aimed at the younger generations, although older generations would also be interested in the many illustrations of posters, leaflets, etc. The book begins with a brief chronology, and an explanation of why the subject is still of relevance, before outlining the wartime publicity machine which produced so many campaigns. The book then deals with various themes such as morale, mobilisation, salvage and health. The book ends with a brief bibliography that contains…

Davies, J. The Book of Guinness Advertising, 1998

When I bought this book, it was the cover which caught my eye! A multiplicity of colourful Guinness advertising (particularly posters) was tiled across the front. However, the new cover is also instantly recognisable as Guinness advertising - reminiscent of the 'black and white' campaign which has again been replaced! One cannot stand still in the world of advertising as interest in the product needs to be maintained! Guinness advertisements have been running since 1929,…