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Black Propaganda Leaflets

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Setting the story straight: The ideal counter-extremism narrative

11 April 2016 at 11:18 am

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Posted on 05 May 2016 at 21:09 pm

Instructional notes issued to Royal Air Force Intelligence Officers to assist them with their talks to aircrew under training regarding the effectiveness and importance of dropping propaganda leaflets. (The codeword 'Nickel' was assigned by the Air Ministry to refer to propaganda leaflets.)


PsyWar Auction 178 now open for bidding

Posted on 18 April 2016 at 20:08 pm

The first PsyWar.Org auction is now active. Listed for sale is part of the leaflet collection of the late Dr Rod Oakland. Rod was renowned for his expert knowledge of the subject and his considerable collection of leaflets covering a wide variety of fields. Rod held regular leaflet auctions and this and the following ones will proceed in the same vain. The auction has numerous rare and beautifully illustrated leaflets from the Second World War. Not only aerial propaganda leaflets but other military ephemera including MI9 Blood Chits for downed aircrew and Montgomery's famous messages to the troops.

PsyWar Aerial Propaganda Leaflet Auction 178

The 15th annual Information Operations Summit: Countering Violent Extremism

Posted on 11 April 2016 at 08:08 am

The 15th annual Information Operations Summit: Countering Violent Extremism

The 15th annual Information Operations Summit: Countering Violent Extremism has been designed from the ground up to provide influence and communications professionals with a forum to discuss their biggest challenges in countering  extremist messaging and preventing the radicalisation of the next generation of terrorists. Taking place in London, UK from 15th-17th June, the symposium will address the communication challenges faced by both the Armed Forces and the domestic agencies when countering violent extremism. Some of the experts that will be sharing their insight include:

  • * Abby Johnson, Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning, National Counter Terrorism Centre
  • * Harron Ullah, Senior Adviser to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, US State Department
  • * Colonel Mike Lwin, Director, Military Information Support Operations
  • * Jonathan Russell, Head of Policy, Qulliam Foundation

Download the full programme and speaker list for more information.

A Survey of Leaflet Propaganda, 1939-1945

Posted on 10 April 2016 at 19:07 pm

An analysis of British air-dropped leaflet propaganda in the Second World War published in an issue of the Air Ministry Weekly Intelligence Summary.

A Survey of Leaflet Propaganda, 1939-1945

A Century of British Military Information Operations

Posted on 13 February 2016 at 13:01 pm

PsyWar.Org Director, Lee Richards' new paper, "The Rainbow in the Dark: Assessing a Century of British Military Information Operations" has been published in the inaugural edition of Defence Strategic Communications, the peer-reviewed official journal of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence. The article begins at page 42.

Defence Strategic Communications

Psychological Warfare - Malaya - 1948-1955 - Notes by Major R J Isaac

Posted on 12 February 2016 at 18:06 pm

Notes by Major Reginald J Isaac for the Directorate of Forward Plans outlining the development of psychological warfare and information operations through the first years of the Malayan Emergency.

Malayan Emergency

Obituary: Dr Rodney Oakland, (1940-2015)

Posted on 17 January 2016 at 18:06 pm

A mentor and a good and wise friend. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

Dr Rod Oakland

Radio Atlantico del Sur Summary of Programme No. 2, 20 May 1982

Posted on 27 November 2015 at 16:04 pm

Radio Atlantico del Sur was a Spanish language radio station operated by the UK Ministry of Defence as part of its psychological operations campaign conducted for Operation Corporate – the recapture of the Falkland Islands following the Argentine invasion in April 1982. The radio station, known as ‘Project Moonshine’ within the Ministry of Defence, was operated by a specially created group called the Media Assessment Team (MAT). The station broadcast from studios in Mayfair, London, via a requisitioned BBC transmitter on Ascension Island. Its first broadcast was on the evening of 19 May 1982 and continued for 47 broadcasts until 15 June.

Leaflet promoting Radio Atlantico del Sur, intended to be air dropped over Argentine troops on the Falkland Islands

Britain Serves Europe: II. The Written Word - The Development of the Leaflet, 1939-1943

Posted on 17 November 2015 at 17:05 pm

A Political Warfare Executive memorandum charting the development and improvement of British air-dropped leaflet propaganda to Europe from the start of the war until 1943.

The people of Occupied Europe pick up propaganda leaflets dropped by the Royal Air Force

Indian Field Broadcasting Units: Their Purpose and Activities

Posted on 11 November 2015 at 09:09 am

The five Indian Field Broadcasting Units now operating in Burma had their origin in a single Forward Propaganda Unit which operated in the Arakan campaign of 1943. This Unit – like the present five units – was under the command of Major G L Steer who had considerable previous experience of forward propaganda work in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The main purpose of the units is to carry out front-line propaganda against the enemy, and also behind the enemy lines.

A British soldier speaks through a loudspeaker to Japanese troops in Burma


Posted on 10 October 2015 at 14:02 pm

Submission to the Chiefs of Staff, SHAEF, outlining  covert propaganda techniques being applied in support of Operation Overlord. Further  assistance is requested from the Royal Air Force to take German radio stations off  air so to allow intruder broadcasts and to increase dissemination of the  Nachrichten für die Truppe newssheet, 4 August 1944.

Special Operations during Overlord

PWD/SHAEF Latest Reports of Leaflet Reactions

Posted on 07 October 2015 at 12:12 pm

Brief reports published by the Psychological Warfare Division of SHAEF giving current reactions to Allied leaflet operations in North West Europe taken from Prisoner of War interrogations, enemy reactions and press reporting.

Latest Reports of Leaflet Reactions


Report on the Organisation of Field Propaganda by George L Steer

Posted on 06 October 2015 at 16:04 pm

Following his highly-regarded direction of forward psychological warfare in Ethiopia in 1940-1941, George Steer authored this report giving his personal opinion on how further Army field propaganda units should be organised in the North Africa campaign. Within a year the 1st Army Field Propaganda Company was established on broadly similar principles as outlined here. Steer would later form the Indian Field Broadcasting Units under the direction of the Special Operations Executive. Tragically Steer was killed in a vehicle accident in Burma on Christmas Day 1944.


George Lowther Steer


The Future of the BBC

Posted on 05 October 2015 at 08:08 am

The Government public consultation on the future of the BBC closes this Thursday.

Have your say on the future BBC


Keep Calm and #BackTheBBC

The BBC in WW2 - Draft Chapter from Political Warfare Training Manual

Posted on 26 August 2015 at 18:06 pm

In the Autumn of 1943 the Political Warfare Executive initiated the compilation of a Political Warfare Training Manual. The contents were agreed with the intended manual covering such topics as the history of Political Warfare and the formation of PWE;  Political Warfare directed against the enemy and allies; intelligence, instruments of Political Warfare including visual (leaflets) and oral (broadcasting); training schools, and Political Survey. The manual’s progression soon reached deadlock following disagreement over the quality of the first chapter drafted dealing with Political Survey. Within several months the project was effectively abandoned. The only other part of the draft manual that appears to have survived in the files is a portion of section 6: Instruments of Political Warfare. It covers the role of broadcasting in Political Warfare and specifically that of the BBC’s contribution. It is reproduced here.

Sefton Delmer broadcasts to Germany on the BBC


PsyWar Photograph Archive Updated

Posted on 26 August 2015 at 17:05 pm

The Psychological Warfare Photograph Archive has been updated with a batch of Second World War images from the Office of War Information Archives. New additions include leaflet dropping using Monroe bombs and the use of combat mobile loudspeakers.

PsyWar Photograph Archive

The archive now contains over 160 images on the theme of PsyWar and psychological operations from the First World War to recent operations in the Middle East.

The 13 Amplifier Unit in the Liberation of Cherbourg

Posted on 21 August 2015 at 16:04 pm

The 13 Amplifier Unit was mobilised on 14th April 1944. Along  with four other Amplifier Units and their accompanying Leaflet Units,  its function was to provide mobile loudspeaker  support for Allied psychological warfare, consolidation and civil affairs activities  for Operation Overlord. The 13 AU landed in France on the late afternoon of  10th June, a fortnight later it made probably its most valuable effort when  broadcasts by the unit directly netted around 1,200 German prisoners of war and  was instrumental in the capture of the French port of Cherbourg. The after  action report reproduced here from the 21st Army Group Publicity and  Psychological Warfare war diary recounts these events.

An Allied broadcast truck in the centre of Cherbourg after the town's liberation
BBC Coast, 6 August 2015

Posted on 07 August 2015 at 21:09 pm

Last night's episode of Coast is now on BBC iPlayer.  I'm talking about ‪setting the sea on fire and British anti-invasion psychological warfare rumours spread during the Second World War. The segment starts at 45 minutes in.

Lee Richards, BBC Coast


Just ten days to Countering Violent Extremism event

Posted on 19 June 2015 at 09:09 am

Your very last invitation to join the world's leading experts and opinion formers to discuss and debate violent extremism

Taking place in London from 29 June - 1 July 2015 the Countering Violent Extremism event focuses on how military influence professionals as well as senior government, intelligence professionals and charities and agencies can work to counter the spread of Violent Extremism. The symposium looks at the use of open source intelligence to pursue non-state actors (including social networks etc.) and the subsequent utility of strategic communications activity for both military and cross-government entities. Download the agenda >> 

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Who is attending?
US Marine Corps Information Operations Command, NATO, British Army, HQ ARRC, French Army, Italian Army, NATO Rapid Deployment Corp, NATO SHAPE, AFRICOM, Bundeswehr, UK MoD, US Army, National Security Council of Ukraine, ISAF, EUCOM, Active Change Foundation, National Crime Agency, Royal Danish Defence College, InCoStrat, Embassy of Ukraine, SOCEUR, University of Exeter, Canadian Armed Forces, National Ground Intelligence Centre, University of Cardiff, Levant 7, EUREKA Research, Leonie Industries, Promo-Fix, DSTL, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, Mission Media, APCO, TSN.   

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Dominican Republic PsyWar Operation, May-June 1965

Posted on 27 April 2015 at 09:09 am

Fifty years ago today the US Government authorised Operation Power Pack. It was the start of a four month military intervention in the Dominican Republic to suppress a left-wing uprising following from years of internal dispute in the country. David Hagen, US Army Broadcast Specialist E-4 with the 1st Psychological Warfare Battalion, recalls here the PsyWar support provided to the operation.

Dominican Republic PsyWar Operation 

IO Global: Countering Violent Extremism 2015

Posted on 24 April 2015 at 16:04 pm

The full agenda for this year's IO Global: Countering Violent Extremism event is now available. For more details and related content see here.

IO Global Countering Violent Extremism


OSS Morale Operations in the European Theatre of Operations

Posted on 18 April 2015 at 17:05 pm

As the Office of Strategic Service Morale Operations branch in the European theatre of operations was liquidated in the summer of 1945 following Germany's defeat, the Chief of the branch wrote this final report outlining the branch's propaganda activities run from London since late 1943. OSS-MO in the ETO worked closely with the British Political Warfare Executive in the development of "black" propaganda. It contributed all the entertainment programming on the Soldatensender West clandestine medium-wave radio station, supplied editorial staff for the production of the "grey" daily airdropped newspaper Nachrichten für die Truppe, and invented a large number underground rumours. The Morale Operations branch later also operated its own black radio stations and produced its own subversive propaganda literature for infiltration into Occupied Europe.

OSS-MO in ETO Stockholm black propaganda 

The Falling Leaf Search Engine

Posted on 16 April 2015 at 13:01 pm

Since its inception in 1958 the PsyWar Society has published a quarterly magazine, The Falling Leaf, which is an invaluable source of news, articles, and information about the history of psychological warfare and aerial leaflet propaganda. After editing the magazine for nearly forty years Reg Auckland, a co-founder of the Society, retired at the end of 1997. Many of the articles are written by Reg Auckland and collectors and historians alike owe him a great debt for publishing the results of his researches. He was succeeded for a number of years by David Minshall. The editorship of The Falling Leaf was handled over to Lee Richards in 2004. Due to declining membership and a lack of volunteers to take on key positions within the Society, The Falling Leaf ceased publication in 2012. The final issue was a special edition, printed in full colour and numbering 136 pages.

As his last act as Editor of the PsyWar Society journal, Lee Richards has created this full-text search engine of The Falling Leaf.


The Falling Leaf 

Final report of the Special Investigations Group (SIG), Cyprus

Posted on 29 March 2015 at 18:06 pm

Throughout the Cyprus Emergency of the late 1950's a constant theme of EOKA and Greek Nationalist propaganda was to accuse British Security Forces of conducting a campaign of brutal repression against the Greek Cypriots. Detention Centres were labelled as Nazi concentration camps, Greeks, it was claimed, were erroneously accused of terrorist activities, and British soldiers blamed for beating up and whipping children and for trashing the homes of innocent Greek families. These allegations were not only spread locally on the island but also pursued on the international stage. To counter this particular stratum of pernicious propaganda, in June 1958 the Cyprus Government formed a Special Investigations Group to document the activities of the Security Forces and expose EOKA lies and exaggerations.

Special Investigations Group, Cyprus Emergency
IO Global: Countering Violent Extremism

Posted on 26 March 2015 at 09:09 am


As you may be aware the Countering Violent Extremism Event is taking place in London between 29 June - 01 July 2015.

Brought to you by the same people as the famous Information Operations Summit the event broadens the remit of that past symposium by inviting senior government, military and intelligence professionals to create a forum focused on countering violent extremism, the use of open source intelligence to pursue non-state actors (including social networks etc.) and the subsequent utility of strategic communications activity for both military and cross-government entities.

<< Download the Draft Agenda now >>

BBC1 Heir Hunters, 16 March 2015

Posted on 16 March 2015 at 14:02 pm

Today's BBC1 Heir Hunters show featured an interview with PsyWar.Org Producer Lee Richards discussing PsyWar in the Second World War.

The interview focused on Major Ronald Glue, Royal Engineers, who commanded a mobile printing unit in Europe. The unit printed PsyWar leaflets and various other things like Union Jacks for use in the liberation of Paris, maps and passes for the Potsdam Conference and the very first editions of 'Soldier' magazine.

The interview was filmed at the Royal Engineers Museum last summer.  Watch online through BBC iPlayer (UK only) for the next seven days:




The Leaflet Propaganda Front, August/September 1944

Posted on 22 February 2015 at 15:03 pm

Following the Operation Overlord landings in France, the Psychological Warfare Division of SHAEF issued monthly reports titled 'The Leaflet Propaganda Front'. The reports gave a brief overview of military operations with a review of leaflet production and dissemination during the period. Intelligence received on enemy reactions to the leaflets from prisoner of war interrogations or captured documents was also included. The first report issued that is aware of covers the August/September 1944 period and is reproduced below.

The Leaflet Propaganda Front 


The MoD evokes the spirit of the Chindits in new 77 Brigade

Posted on 31 January 2015 at 01:01 am

Evoking the spirit of the Second World War ‘Chindits’ special forces, the British Ministry of Defence has established a new 77 Brigade.

The Ministry of Defence says 77 Brigade, formally to be created on 1 April 2015, is responsible for the integration and delivery of all non-lethal and non-military effects on military operations. Specifically it will support "the delivery of Information Operations, including psychological operations and deployed media operations looking at the traditional and unconventional means of shaping behaviours through the use of dynamic narratives. It is also responsible for providing specialist capabilities to integrate the full range of national levers with deployed military operations ranging from reconstruction and humanitarian assistance to support to political, economic and commercial operations and the integration of local forces that can support desired effects. 77 Brigade will play a key part in enabling the UK to fight in the information age."

The Brigade, based in Hermitage, Berkshire, is 42% reservist and is also finding "new ways of allowing civilians with bespoke skills to serve alongside their military counterparts".

Soviet Propaganda in Western Europe

Posted on 18 January 2015 at 16:04 pm

The following background brief was prepared by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Research and Analysis Department in March 1982. The brief gives an overview of Soviet propaganda directed to Western Europe. The suggested principle aims of Soviet propaganda being to portray NATO as a threat to world peace, to cause division amongst NATO members and other European countries, to create fissures in the alliance between Europe and the United States, and to shape the Nuclear disarmament debate in the Soviet Union’s favour.


Soviet Propaganda in Western Europe


Je suis Charlie

Posted on 09 January 2015 at 11:11 am

Je Suis Charlie

Soviet Propaganda Organisations: A Survey

Posted on 02 January 2015 at 18:06 pm

First site update for 2015. An FCO background briefing document from 1989 outlining how the Soviet Union used international front organisations for foreign policy and propaganda purposes.

Soviet Propaganda Organisations 

Summary of Radio Caledonia broadcast, 26 August 1940

Posted on 03 September 2014 at 13:01 pm

Radio Caledonia was a clandestine Nazi radio station broadcasting to Britain and operated by the Büro Concordia. The only speaker and main writer was Scottish-Fascist Donald Alexander Fraser Grant. The station attacked the British establishment and fomented Scottish Nationalism. After the war Grant was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for aiding the enemy. Of all the convicted British renegades this was the shortest prison sentence imposed.
Nazi Clandestine Radio Broadcasting: Workers' Challenge transmission, 23 August 1940

Posted on 23 August 2014 at 19:07 pm

Workers' Challenge was a clandestine radio station broadcasting to Britain throughout the Second World War. It purported to be run by a group of socialist British workers disaffected by the way the capitalist bosses and establishment were directing the war. The radio station called for a working class revolt through national strikes and disobedience in order to seek peace with Germany.

Workers' Challenge clandestine radio broadcast to Britain, 23 August 1940 


The RAF's Contribution to the Psychological Warfare Campaign during the Malayan Emergency

Posted on 08 August 2014 at 17:05 pm

In June 1970, by command of the Defence Council, the Ministry of Defence issued a restricted history of the Royal Air Force's role in the Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960. Chapter 4, reproduced here, includes an analysis of it's contribution to the psychological warfare campaign.


RAF's contribution to psywar during the Malayan Emergency


Psychological Warfare Aspects of the Propaganda Campaign in the Federation of Malaya

Posted on 04 August 2014 at 15:03 pm

This report produced by the Federation of Malaya's Department of Public Relations documents its efforts to combat the Chinese Communist insurgency through psychological warfare and information campaigns. It covers the first six months of the Emergency from June to the end of December 1948.
Collecting Now Video

Posted on 18 July 2014 at 21:09 pm

A clip from the 1980's BBC television show 'Collecting Now' takes a look at Reginald Auckland's impressive collection of aerial propaganda leaflets.




Report on the British Army's Deputy Directorate of Information and Propaganda, 1940-45

Posted on 17 April 2014 at 08:08 am

Taken from the War Diary of the Deputy Directorate of Information and Propaganda, this report outlines the history of the British Army's liaison with Government civilian information departments, how it gave guidance to the press on military matters throughout the Second World War, and organised Amplifier and Leaflet Units in North-West Europe.

Report on the British Armys Deputy Directorate of Information and Propaganda, 1940-45

Ian Fleming Malingering Memorandum

Posted on 05 April 2014 at 15:03 pm

Towards the end of 1942, the German section of the Political Warfare Executive developed a new black propaganda campaign to undermine the morale of U-boat crews. On the outside the small booklet they produced was a facsimile of a genuine German Navy physical training manual. However, after a few pages the text dropped the sports advice and instead gave step-by-step instruction in the faking of illnesses and disease. This was the first edition of a range of disguised malingering manuals to be clandestinely disseminated inside occupied Europe by the Special Operations Executive and dropped from the air by Royal Air Force free-floating balloons.

Ian Fleming, personal assistance to the Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI), recognising the value of such psychological warfare, was eager that this malingering booklet should be quickly in the hands of the German submariners. He wrote the memorandum below to the chief of the Special Operations Executive urging for the organisation's assistance to disseminate the booklets. Fleming also suggests that the Soviet NKVD might also help.

Ian Fleming Malingering Memorandum

OWI in the ETO booklet

Posted on 20 March 2014 at 13:01 pm

A report on the activities of the Office of War Information in the European Theatre of Operations from January 1944 to January 1945.
During 1944 OWI faced two major tasks in the European theatre: first, to provide personnel and material with which to attack enemy morale on home front and firing line; second, to spread accurate and dispassionate information about America and her Allies and thus to build confidence among occupied and liberated countries.

Office of War Information in the European Theatre of Operations 

PsyWar and Propaganda eBooks price slash

Posted on 26 February 2014 at 11:11 am

All prices on my psychological warfare and propaganda eBooks have been slashed. Books are directly available through Google Play for your tablet, PC or phone.

e.g. The Black Art: British Clandestine Psychological Warfare against the Third Reich now only £2.69

The Psychological Warfare Division/SHAEF official history now only £1.98.


Psychological Warfare and Propaganda books


NATO Operation Unified Protector PSYOPS Product

Posted on 29 December 2013 at 19:07 pm

NATO PSYOPS leaflets dropped over Libya in 2011 to assist Operation Unified Protector.

NATO PSYOPS leaflets for Libya

70th Anniversary of Soldatensender Calais

Posted on 14 November 2013 at 23:11 pm

On this day 70 years ago, 14 November 1943, Sefton Delmer's clandestine radio station Soldatensender Calais broadcasts on medium wave for the first time, relayed by Europe's most powerful transmitter codenamed Aspidistra.
Evidence of Reception Reports

Posted on 14 November 2013 at 23:11 pm

In an attempt to ascertain the effects of its clandestine psychological warfare, the Political Warfare Executive routinely monitored neutral and enemy media looking for comment and reaction to its radio broadcasts, underground rumour-mongering and leaflets. The comments of enemy prisoners of war, captured documents and other intelligence sources were also studied. Any comebacks to PWE propaganda campaigns were circulated to interested parties through the following "Evidence of Reception" reports.

PWE forged Himmler postage stamps

Proposed use of the Aspidistra transmitter for psychological warfare purposes

Posted on 13 November 2013 at 18:06 pm

These two proposed uses of the powerful medium wave transmitter known as Aspidistra for psychological warfare purposes were suggested by Sefton Delmer in late August 1943. The first proposal was acted upon in November 1943, to relay the shortwave Atlantik station on medium wave under the Soldatensender Calais name. Intruder radio operations had to wait until the closing months of the war with Germany.


Sefton Delmer


The controversy between the BBC and PWE over Soldatensender Calais

Posted on 12 November 2013 at 19:07 pm

Of all PWE clandestine radio stations broadcasting in German, undoubtedly Soldatensender Calais developed the furthest reach and acquired the largest audience. This was due in part to being broadcast on Europe's most powerful medium wave transmitter, known as Aspidistra, because of its high production values with much of its programme devoted to specially recorded Jazz dance music and because of its frank news reporting and comment. The combination of these elements, however, made it difficult for Soldatensender Calais to maintain the pretext of being a real German forces station. The BBC in particular was against the concept of a "grey" propaganda radio station that could be identified as being of British origin and could by association damage the BBC's reputation for trustworthiness.
The Case of the Viennese Infanticidal Doctors

Posted on 23 October 2013 at 21:09 pm

A Gestapo Investigation into British Clandestine Radio Broadcasts.

A seemingly unpleasant series of stories on British clandestine radio broadcasts denouncing two Viennese doctors for killing 20 newborns and infants could easily be dismissed as mere atrocity propaganda, if it were not for the fact that the core premise of the stories was actually true. The shocking nature of the revelations instigated the Gestapo to investigate the enemy allegations.

Christ the King Daily Monitoring Transcripts

Posted on 22 October 2013 at 19:07 pm

Translated monitoring reports of broadcasts made by the British clandestine radio station known as G.7, Christ the King. The station was on the air from mid-September 1942 until the last days of the war in Europe. Broadcasts of this radio station were monitored by the U.S. Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service, the transcripts of which make up this collection. The originals are held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 262. This online archive currently contains reports from December 1942 to May 1943.
Christ the King Black radio station: Object, Method and Effect

Posted on 22 October 2013 at 19:07 pm

This Political Warfare Executive report is an appraisal of the object, method and effect of the Catholic clandestine radio station known as Christ the King.
MAJOR UPDATE: Soldatensender Calais Daily Transcripts

Posted on 09 October 2013 at 15:03 pm

Daily summarised transcripts of the PWE/OSS clandestine 'grey' radio station G.9 Kurzwellensender Atlantik / Soldatensender Calais.

These daily summaries have been transcribed from the Political Warfare Executive's archive and record the propaganda component of the broadcasts which was interspersed amongst straight news reporting and musical interludes.

This archive currently contains transcripts from 3 July 1943 until the end of March 1944. Text in italics was based on the truth.

Aspidistra transmitter

A Cold War visit to Potsdam by Sefton Delmer

Posted on 05 October 2013 at 10:10 am

 "I had not visited Potsdam since July 1934 when Hitler expelled me from his Reich. I very much wanted to see what that pretty little Prussian town looked like now thirty years later. Irresistible bait for me too were the Central Archives, where they store the mountains of files recovered from the salt mines and other caches in which the Nazis had hidden them... The drive to Potsdam turned out to be one long demonstration of what the Ulbricht wall means for East Berliners, in both its negative and its positive aspects."

Written c.1964, in this article Delmer takes a trip behind the Iron Curtain to view the Third Reich's captured archives held at Potsdam. He notes the Berlin Wall's impact on the lives of East Germans and laments on the re-employment of middle-ranking Nazi officials in the West German administration.

The ruins of Potsdam in 1947




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