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Joint of English Beef - Propaganda, Winning Friends and Playing with the Enemy, #11 of 100 Bloody Objects

64 minutes

Non Sine Sole Iris

  1. William Hogarth's painting 'O the Roast Beef of Old England'
  2. Holbein and the Tudors
  3. Queen Elizabeth I
  4. Cult of Personality
  5. English Civil war
  6. Napoleonic Wars
  7. World War I
  8. World War II
  9. Nazi & the Third Reich
  10. Soviet Propaganda
  11. Allied Propaganda
  12. The Modern Day

In both peace and war, propaganda plays its part. It is the mood music, the manipulation of information, the nudging of a population in a certain direction. Whether Hogarth’s famous depiction of an English side of beef or Josef Goebbels’ Nazi disinformation, propaganda has the power to move and persuade. As the Soviets proved, its influence extends beyond wartime and can control and direct citizens during peace time as well. From heroic statues to demonic posters, from the broadcasts of Lord Haw Haw to the uplifting speeches of Winston Churchill, everyone has used propaganda to spread their message and point of view. Often it is only when a leader kills himself in a Berlin bunker that the full scale of the lie behind the propaganda is revealed.

This podcast is about both the power and fragility of propaganda and how its use has served to both sway and destroy millions.

So it Goes

Tom Assheton & James Jackson


Lord Haw Haw (Joyce) audio extract 1941

Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler

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