How to Win an Information War : The Propagandist Who Outwitted Hitler: BBC R4 Book of the Week-9780571366347

How to Win an Information War : The Propagandist Who Outwitted Hitler: BBC R4 Book of the Week by Pomerantsev, Peter

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Author: Pomerantsev, Peter

c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2)

Published on 7 March 2024 by FABER & FABER in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 304 pages
242 x 160 x 28 | 510g

BY THE AUTHOR OF NOTHING IS TRUE AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE'Both history and a rallying cry . . . an illuminating guide to the nature and possibilities of propaganda.' TLSFrom one of our leading experts on disinformation, the incredible true story of the complex and largely forgotten WWII propagandist Sefton Delmer - and what we can learn from him today. In the summer of 1941, Hitler and his allies ruled Europe from the Atlantic to the Black Sea. Britain was struggling to combat the powerful Nazi propaganda machine, which crowed victory and smeared its enemies.

However, inside Germany, there was one notable voice of dissent from the very heart of the military machine - Der Chef, a German whose radio broadcasts skilfully questioned Nazi doctrine. He had access to high-ranking military secrets and spoke of internal rebellion. His listeners included German soldiers and citizens. But what these audiences didn't know was that Der Chef was a fiction, a character created by the British propagandist Sefton Delmer, just one player in his vast counter-propaganda cabaret, a unique weapon in the war.

As author Peter Pomerantsev uncovers Delmer's story, he is called into a wartime propaganda effort of his own: the global response to Putin's invasion of Ukraine. This book is the story of Delmer and his modern-day investigator, as they each embark on their own quest to seduce and inspire the passions of supporters and enemies, and to turn the tide of information wars.