The presentation will be live and online.
This presentation by Clive Harris looks at the introduction, development and refinement of British Propaganda during the Great War. From the manipulation of the domestic press, through to the ingenious influencing of neutral countries.
This fascinating story of Britain's Propaganda war offers a number of memorable incidents in what is clearly an often overlooked aspect of the conflict.
Clive Harris served in the Royal Signals and with Hertfordshire Constabulary before embarking on a career in military history in 1998. In addition to the publication of “Walking the London Blitz”, ”Wander through Wartime London” and “The Greater Game” he has contributed to Time Team, Time Watch, Blitz Spirit and CBS’s Legacy of War. His specialist battlefield subjects are The Retreat of 1914, The Ypres Salient, 1918, The London Blitz and the Italian Campaign of 1943/44. Clive joined The Western Front Association as a child and has provided regular talks and lectures since leaving the Army in 1991. Clive completed his Masters degree in Great War Studies at Wolverhampton, his favourite battlefield to visit remains Gallipoli.
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