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KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Henry Wilson was clearly a rising star and returned from South Africa with a greatly enhanced reputation. Enjoying the patronage of Lord Roberts, he was stimulatingly ensconced in the War Office, ... More


The British Army and the British Empire

Timothy Bowman and Mark Connelly

in The Edwardian Army: Recruiting, Training, and Deploying the British Army, 1902-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199542789
eISBN:
9780191741401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542789.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter explores the British army's most pressing task throughout the period 1902–14, garrisoning the British Empire. In particular, it focuses upon the role of the West African Frontier Force ... More


“In Terms of Peoples Rather Than Nations”: World War II Propaganda and Conceptions of U.S. Foreign Policy

Justin Hart

in The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231201
eISBN:
9780823240791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231201.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter highlights the Office of War Information's (OWI) crucial role in the formulation of postwar foreign policy and provides a thorough examination of the agency. It ... More


Civilian and Military Initiatives, 1939–1941

S. P. Mackenzie

in Politics and Military Morale: Current Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Army 1914-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202448
eISBN:
9780191675362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202448.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Appearances were to prove deceptive. Instead of heralding the final demise of Army education, the new conflict was to see the goals of 1918–20, particularly in the socio-political context, rise ... More


Introduction

S. P. Mackenzie

in Politics and Military Morale: Current Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Army 1914-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202448
eISBN:
9780191675362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202448.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

It was not until the 20th century, the era of total war, that ideological considerations became a real issue in Army education. Only with the appearance of mass conscript armies, at a time of general ... More


On Guard 1941–2

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Home Guard: A Military and Political History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205777
eISBN:
9780191676789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205777.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the start of the gradual decline in public enthusiasm for the Home Guard during the summer of 1941. This was attributed to non-arrival of the German invaders and the ... More


Wartime, Unity and Alienation

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the United States film industry during the Second World War. The film industry and its personnel were recruited for the war effort. Directors such as Frank Capra and John Ford ... More


Administering Poetic Breath for the People: Charles Olson and Amiri Baraka

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores Charles Olson’s and Amiri Baraka’s various ways of letting the body into their writing. Olson’s Maximus (1960-1970), for example, equates fidelity to a viewer’s particular ... More


World War II

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes Cohen's role in the war effort. The discussions include his appointment as general counsel to the newly created Office of Economic Stabilization in 1942; the establishment on ... More


Peace and the New World Order

Jill Edwards

in Anglo-American Relations and the Franco Question, 1945–1955

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228714
eISBN:
9780191678813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228714.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

With the end of World War II in sight, Republicans in Spain began to concert their efforts to engage international support for their cause. In the United States, Rep. John Coffey had tried ... More


The Initial Year of the Advertising Council

Inger L. Stole

in Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037122
eISBN:
9780252094231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037122.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the strategizing and planning efforts that went into the Advertising Council. It outlines the Council’s organizational setup and its working relationship with the government’s ... More


Essential Driving and Vital Cars American Automobile Culture in World War II

Sarah Frohardt-Lane

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines automobile culture in the United States during World War II, with particular emphasis on the Office of War Information’s propaganda that implored Americans to alter their ... More


Advertising, Washington, and the Renamed War Advertising Council

Inger L. Stole

in Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037122
eISBN:
9780252094231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037122.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the debate over payment for the government’s home front promotions, which pitted the media’s desire for increased advertising revenues against concerns about government ... More


“The Projection of America”: Propaganda as Foreign Policy at the Office of War Information

Justin Hart

in Empire of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U. S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199777945
eISBN:
9780190254483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777945.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the use of propaganda as part of the foreign policy of the United States during and after World War II. More specifically, it considers the Office of War Information's (OWI) ... More


Whitehall and British Pows

Arieh J. Kochavi

in Confronting Captivity: Britain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829400
eISBN:
9781469603636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi.6
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the living conditions in German camps where British prisoners of war (POWs) were held captive during World War II, the way the POWs were treated by the Germans, and the ... More


Years of Long Captivity

Arieh J. Kochavi

in Confronting Captivity: Britain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829400
eISBN:
9781469603636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi.7
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the conflict between Britain and Nazi Germany over the issue of shackling prisoners of war (POWs) during World War II. It considers the response of Winston Churchill and the ... More


The Increasing Role of the War Advertising Council

Inger L. Stole

in Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037122
eISBN:
9780252094231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037122.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter details the Council’s activities throughout 1944. It studies how individual advertisers were coached to stay on course, sacrificing money, resources, and some of their creative ... More


Idea-Weapons: Documentary Propaganda

Jeffrey Geiger

in American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621477
eISBN:
9780748670796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621477.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 focuses on propaganda documentaries of the Second World War, when documentary took a dominant public role extending far beyond any it had played before. This era's marriage of propaganda ... More


A Military Embassy

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

At Ninewells in July, David Hume, who had by no means given up the half-pay fight even though the War Office had turned down his petition, began a campaign against the Treasury. He was otherwise busy ... More


“A Treacherous Tightrope”: The Office of War Information, Psychological Warfare, and Film Distribution in Liberated Europe

Alice Lovejoy

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Alice Lovejoy, chronicles the United States Office of War Information’s plans to distribute forty Hollywood feature films in liberated Europe under the auspices of the Supreme ... More


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