Join Professor David Welch as he explores the role of propaganda in shaping the myth of Dunkirk.
The Ministry of Information (MOI) was created at the outbreak of the Second World War to handle official news, maintain morale and conduct publicity campaigns for government departments.
Just eight months into the conflict, the British Army was facing annihilation. The evacuation of British and French troops from Dunkirk in 1940 proved an early test of the MOI’s ability to shape a narrative that could turn a military disaster into an uplifting moral victory. ‘Dunkirk’ took on an immediate mythic resonance for the British people.
In this illuminating talk, Professor David Welch examines the role played by the mass media in helping the government to guide public opinion and encourage the nation to keep up the fight against Nazi Germany.
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