World War II Propaganda: Analyzing the Art of Persuasion during Wartime, 1st Edition

  • David Welch Gannon University
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  • ISBN-10: 1610696743
  • ISBN-13: 9781610696746
  • DDC: 940.54
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 196 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Author David Welch provides a neatly organized primary resource that focuses on key themes associated with World War II propaganda. Readers will not only be engrossed with a wide range of propaganda artifacts, they will also receive a better and more nuanced understanding of the nature of this propaganda and how it was disseminated in different cultural and political contexts.

This book reveals how leaders and spin doctors operating at behest of the state sought to shape popular attitudes both at home and overseas. A comprehensive introductory essay sets out the principles of propaganda theory in World War II, while the subsequent material provides examples of Allied- and Axis-generated propaganda and presents them in a readily accessible way that will help readers understand the context.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Primary Sources.
1: The Propaganda War.
2: Radio Propaganda: When Hitler Speaks.
3: America Enters the War.
4: The Poster.
5: The Propaganda of Leadership.
6: The Myth of Dunkirk.
7: Careless Talk.
8: Nazi Anti-British and Anti-Bolshevik Propaganda.
9: In Defense of Mother Russia.
10: Mobilizing for Total War: The Witting and Unwitting Testimony.
11: Women at War.
12: Keeping Healthy and Personal Hygiene.
13: Buy War Bonds.
14: Posting Propaganda.
15: Feedback Agencies: Gauging Propaganda Success.
16: Witness to War.
17: Animated Film and Sheet Music.
18: Art and War.
19: Propaganda under Occupation: Vichy France.
20: “Black” Propaganda and Operation OVERLORD (D-Day).
21: Images of the Enemy.
22: Postscript.
Select Bibliography.
About the Author.