- Created by: emilydrake267
- Created on: 31-03-21 10:43
The second world war was a "total war" - it drew upon the efforts and resources of the whole country to fight a determined, powerful enemy on many fronts to the bitter end.
Even before the war was officially declared on Germany in September 1939 - political leaders and powerful figures in mass media realised that the control and use of information would be a vital part of the war effort.
Not only would censorship be critical to prevent information of any use reaching the enemy, but propaganda would play a vital role in the maintenance of public morale.
It was feared that if morale failed, the…