Propaganda for Victory

Cantril, Hadley
February 1942
New Republic;2/23/42, Vol. 106 Issue 8, p261
Focuses on the propaganda technique used by Germany for winning the military victories in the World War II. Use of propaganda techniques of the terroristic, dissolvent and divisive varieties by Germans; Problem of the setting in which any of the technique will be used; Claims and objectives which any technique will be called upon to implement; Methods of infiltration like short-wave radio, relayed broadcast, and leaflets dropped from planes for the propaganda technique; Mention of three broad propagandas namely systemic opportunism, dissemination of information and use of the news as the vehicle for telling the story during a war; Need for the U.S. Allies to use propaganda for exploiting emotions of German people; Necessity of a propaganda in the U.S. to boost up confidence of common people regarding victory in the War.


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