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Activity 1: Propaganda Minister

It is 1941. You work in the Ministry of Information. The government has drawn up an information and propaganda policy. This policy explains what they want information and propaganda to do, and how they want it done.

Your task is to study the policy and then decide whether or not clips A-E should be given the stamp of approval to be shown to the public. To help you record your observations download the recording sheet (PDF, 22KB).

Sources

Extracts a-g from a British Government document called ‘The Programme for Film Propaganda’ produced in January 1940.

Extracts a-c

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Programme for film propaganda; INF 1/867 Programme for film propaganda; INF 1/867 Programme for film propaganda; INF 1/867

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Extracts d and e

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Programme for film propaganda; INF 1/867 Programme for film propaganda; INF 1/867

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Extract f

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Programme for film propaganda; INF 1/867

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Extract g

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Programme for film propaganda; INF 1/867

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