This book, first published in 1983, brings together leading world experts on film and radio propaganda in a study which deals with each of the major powers as well as several under occupation. By examining each nations’ propaganda content and comparing its various strands of output designed for different audiences, the historian is provided with an important source of a nation’s official self-image. Total war forced governments to formulate goals consistent with the received national ideology in order to support the war effort. To this extent, much of the domestic propaganda was directed towards stimulating the population to make sacrifices with promise of a new world if the peace were won.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Introduction 1. Propaganda in International Politics, 1919–1939 Philip M. Taylor Part 2. Aspects of the Allied Experience 2. ‘The Land of Promise’: the Projection of Peace Aims in Britain Nicholas Pronay 3. French Film Propaganda, July 1939–June 1940 Rémy Pithon 4. Film Propaganda in the Soviet Union, 1941–1945: Two Views Sergei Drobashenko and Peter Kenez 5. Racial Ambiguities in American Propaganda Movies Thomas Cripps 6. Hollywood Fights Anti-Semitism, 1940–1945 K.R.M. Short 7. ‘Why We Fight’: Social Engineering for a Democratic Society at War David Culbert 8. Propaganda at Radio Luxembourg: 1944–1945 Erik Barnouw Part 3. Propaganda in Fascist Europe 9. Nazi Wartime Newsreel Propaganda David Welch 10. Italy: the Regime, the Nation and the Film Industry, an Introduction David Ellwood 11. Italian Propaganda Films: 1940–1943 Gianni Rondolino 12. The Struggle for the Control of French Minds, 1940–1944 Pierre Sorlin 13. Vichy Cinema and Propaganda Elizabeth Strebel Part 4. Japanese Propaganda 14. Japanese Domestic Radio and Cinema Propaganda, 1937–1945: an Overview Gordon Daniels 15. Japanese Overseas Broadcasting: a Personal View Namikawa Ryō