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How Did the British Government Shape Public Opinion During the First World War?

Summary: The British government tried to influence public opinon in Britain during the first world war through propaganda, but with only limited success. Press censorship became an operational tool to bolster public opinion.
Propaganda was used by each of the nations in world war one as a way as justifying involvement in the war to their own populace. This became especially important after the first six weeks of war when it became apparent that it would not be over by Xmas. It was also used as a way of procuring men, money and resources to sustain the war so it could be said that propaganda is an essential instrument in war.

In countries such as Britain the use of propaganda was more understandable as in 1914 she only possessed a small professional army and did not have a policy of national service in place such as France and Germany.

Britain did not just use propaganda as a way of recruiting men; it was used to urge wartime thrift and was vocal in seeking funds from the general public via subscription to various...

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