ATROCITY PROPAGANDA 1914 -- 1919 by James Morgan Read

ATROCITY PROPAGANDA 1914 -- 1919

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An inquiry into the ""climate of opinion"" that led to Part VII of the Treaty of Versailles (the ""penalties"" that were the first to be broken) -- a lesson in the dangers of passions unleashed by atrocity propaganda during war years. The picture behind the stories, the falsification, exaggeration, the factual foundation where it existed; the part the various nations played in using propaganda to stimulate recruiting, war loans, stiffening morale -- and the impossibility of retaliation on the part of Germany, kept busy explaining and apologizing. The facts behind the Cavell case and the Armenian massacres. A book for the student rather than the layman, heavily annotated and footnoted, fully documented, and proving Germany not entirely guilty.

Pub Date: Nov. 11th, 1941
Publisher: Yale Univ. Press