Britain, America, and Anti-Communist Propaganda, 1945-53
The Information Research Department
By (author) Andrew Defty
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Britain, America, and Anti-Communist Propaganda, 1945-53 by Andrew Defty
Book DescriptionIn the Cold War battle for hearts and minds Britain was the first country to formulate a coordinated global response to communist propaganda. In January 1948, the British government launched a new propaganda policy designed to 'oppose the inroads of communism' by taking the offensive against it.' A small section in the Foreign Office, the innocuously titled Information Research Department (IRD), was established to collate information on communist policy, tactics and propaganda, and coordinate the discreet dissemination of counter-propaganda to opinion formers at home and abroad.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714654430
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This study offers the first detailed examination of the varied means by which parliament through its committees and the work of individual members has sought to scrutinise the British intelligence and security agencies and the government's use of intelligence.
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Author Biography - Andrew Defty
Andrew Defty was awarded his Ph.D by the University of Salford in 2002. He is a graduate of Salford's MA in Inrelligence and International Relations, and has lectured on intelligence, US-UK relations and the Cold War. this is his first book. He has published articles in the journal Intelligence and National Security and is editor of the newsletter of the Security and Intelligence Studies Group (SISG).
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