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Patriotism and propaganda in First World War Britain : the National War Aims Committee and civilian morale, David Monger

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Patriotism and propaganda in First World War Britain : the National War Aims Committee and civilian morale
Title
Patriotism and propaganda in First World War Britain
Title remainder
the National War Aims Committee and civilian morale
Statement of responsibility
David Monger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of propaganda and patriotism in First World War Britain too often focuses on the clichés of Kitchener, {u2018}over by Christmas{u2019} and the deaths of patriotic young volunteers at the Somme and elsewhere. A common assumption is that familiar forms of patriotism did not survive the war. However, the activities of the National War Aims Committee in 1917-18 suggest that propaganda and patriotism remained vigorous in Britain in the last years of the war. The NWAC, a semi-official Parliamentary organisation responsible for propaganda to counteract civilian war-weariness, produced masses of propaganda material aimed at re-stimulating civilian patriotism and yet remains largely unknown and rarely discussed. This book provides the first detailed study of the NWAC{u2019}s activities, propaganda and reception. It demonstrates the significant role played by the NWAC in British society after July 1917, illuminating the local network of agents and committees which conducted its operations and the party political motivations behind these. At the core of the book is a comprehensive analysis of the Committee{u2019}s propaganda. NWAC propaganda contained an underlying patriotic narrative which re-presented many familiar pre-war patriotic themes in ways that sought to encompass the experiences of civilians worn down by years of total war. By interpreting propaganda through the purposes it served, rather than the quantity of discussion of particular aspects, the book rejects common and reductive interpretations which depict propaganda as being mainly about the vilification of enemies. Through this analysis, the book makes a wider plea for deeper attention to the purposes behind patriotic language
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monger, David
Dewey number
940.488941
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.P7
LC item number
G75 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Propaganda, British
  • Patriotism
  • Civilians in war
  • Great Britain
Label
Patriotism and propaganda in First World War Britain : the National War Aims Committee and civilian morale, David Monger
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Local Agency, Local Work: The Role of Constituency War Aims Committees
  • pt. 2
  • Patriotism for a Purpose: NWAC Propaganda
  • 4.
  • Presentational Patriotisms
  • 5.
  • Adversaries at Home and Abroad: The Context of Negative Difference
  • 6.
  • Civilisational Principles: Britain and its Allies as the Guardians of Civilisation
  • 7.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Patriotisms of Duty: Sacrifice, Obligation and Community -- The Narrative Core of NWAC Propaganda
  • 8.
  • Promises for the Future: The Encouragement of Aspirations for a Better Life, Nation and World
  • pt. 3
  • Impact of the NWAC
  • 9.
  • Premium on Corruption'? Parliamentary, Pressure Group and National Press Responses
  • 10.
  • Individual and Local Reactions to the NWAC
  • pt. 1
  • National War Aims Committee
  • 1.
  • Development of Wartime Propaganda and the Emergence of the NWAC
  • 2.
  • NWAC at Work
  • 3.
Control code
CR9781781388020
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846318306
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Patriotism and propaganda in First World War Britain : the National War Aims Committee and civilian morale, David Monger
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Local Agency, Local Work: The Role of Constituency War Aims Committees
  • pt. 2
  • Patriotism for a Purpose: NWAC Propaganda
  • 4.
  • Presentational Patriotisms
  • 5.
  • Adversaries at Home and Abroad: The Context of Negative Difference
  • 6.
  • Civilisational Principles: Britain and its Allies as the Guardians of Civilisation
  • 7.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Patriotisms of Duty: Sacrifice, Obligation and Community -- The Narrative Core of NWAC Propaganda
  • 8.
  • Promises for the Future: The Encouragement of Aspirations for a Better Life, Nation and World
  • pt. 3
  • Impact of the NWAC
  • 9.
  • Premium on Corruption'? Parliamentary, Pressure Group and National Press Responses
  • 10.
  • Individual and Local Reactions to the NWAC
  • pt. 1
  • National War Aims Committee
  • 1.
  • Development of Wartime Propaganda and the Emergence of the NWAC
  • 2.
  • NWAC at Work
  • 3.
Control code
CR9781781388020
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846318306
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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