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Aurélie Luneau

The Men behind in the radio propaganda war

Le Temps des médias n°4, printemps 2005, p.78-89

Favoured instrument of propaganda and major psychological weapon, the radio’s fully potential was realised during the Second World War. Very quickly it became a weapon in itself and opened, above and beyond military confrontations, a new front in the war: the battle of the air-waves. The majority of men that laboured behind the scenes at the BBC – a beacon of hope during the war’s grim years - were neither radio professionals nor military experts. Throughout the war, they succeeded in reporting the war, in addressing their listeners and in developing innovative ways of working the radio. DrapeauFrancais

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