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The Resource Motherland in danger : Soviet propaganda during World War II, Karel C. Berkhoff, (electronic book)

Motherland in danger : Soviet propaganda during World War II, Karel C. Berkhoff, (electronic book)

Label
Motherland in danger : Soviet propaganda during World War II
Title
Motherland in danger
Title remainder
Soviet propaganda during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Karel C. Berkhoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Berkhoff addresses one of the most neglected questions facing historians of the Second World War: how did the Soviet leadership sell the campaign against the Germans to people on the home front? Motherland in Danger takes us inside the Stalinist state to witness, up close, how the Soviet media reflected--and distorted--every aspect of the war
  • Much of the story about the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany has yet to be told. In Motherland in Danger, Karel Berkhoff addresses one of the most neglected questions facing historians of the Second World War: how did the Soviet leadership sell the campaign against the Germans to the people on the home front? For Stalin, the obstacles were manifold. Repelling the German invasion would require a mobilization so large that it would test the limits of the Soviet state. Could the USSR marshal the manpower necessary to face the threat? How could the authorities overcome inadequate infrastructure and supplies? Might Stalin's regime fail to survive a sustained conflict with the Germans? Motherland in Danger takes us inside the Stalinist state to witness, from up close, its propaganda machine. Using sources in many languages, including memoirs and documents of the Soviet censor, Berkhoff explores how the Soviet media reflected--and distorted--every aspect of the war, from the successes and blunders on the front lines to the institution of forced labor on farm fields and factory floors. He also details the media's handling of Nazi atrocities and the Holocaust, as well as its stinting treatment of the Allies, particularly the United States, the UK, and Poland. Berkhoff demonstrates not only that propaganda was critical to the Soviet war effort but also that it has colored perceptions of the war to the present day, both inside and outside of Russia
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CaPaEBR
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1965-
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Berkhoff, Karel C.
Dewey number
940.54/88647
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.P7
LC item number
S6525 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Mass media and war
  • Propaganda, Soviet
Label
Motherland in danger : Soviet propaganda during World War II, Karel C. Berkhoff, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10568013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
407 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780674049246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Motherland in danger : Soviet propaganda during World War II, Karel C. Berkhoff, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10568013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
407 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780674049246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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