Scorched Earth: Propaganda

This episode provides an intriguing look at the part played by propaganda as governments struggled to gain the upper hand in the war away from the battlefield. Methods were sometimes less than subtle, or in some cases, non-existent. However, Josef Gobbels honed the art of mass communication until, in the early days at least, it became one of Germany's most effective weapons. Gobbels was the master of advancing the cause of National Socialism to his own people, although attempts to take the message to his enemies were less successful: the British people treated the rantings of 'Lord Haw-Haw' - the traitor William Joyce - with derision. This episode features rare examples of propaganda posters and leaflets, as well as interviews, with propaganda and military experts.

Year: 2000
Genre: Documentaries, War Docos, Political Docos
Country: UK
Duration: 50 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: Documentary (Political)



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