TITLE

THE BRITISH MINISTRY OF INFORMATION

AUTHOR(S)
Larson, Cedric
PUB. DATE
September 1941
SOURCE
Public Opinion Quarterly;Fall41, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p412
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the psychological dilemma suffered by many people during World War II. Pitted against each other in the war between Germany and Great Britain are the British Ministry of Information, established in September 1939 and the German Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, established in March 1933. The Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda has been functioning at home and abroad. On the other hand, The British Ministry of Information's hectic career offers many lessons for the conduct of public relations for democracy in wartime. The Ministry of Information has been partially the result of British experiences of 1914-18. With the end of the war in 1918, the British propaganda effort subsided, and for almost twenty-one years no formal information organization disseminated British culture and political views systematically. The prevalent opinion in the British press was that younger and more liberal men coming to the front in the Ministry of Information, would bring the Ministry much closer to the press.
ACCESSION #
11917270

Tags: WORLD War, 1939-1945 -- Psychological aspects;  GREAT Britain. Ministry of Information;  PUBLIC relations;  DEMOCRACY;  PROPAGANDA

 

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