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WWII PWB/AFHQ in North Africa.
A US Army jeep approaches the PWB Propaganda Shop in Tunis where crowds of people mill about the windows to read special announcements and news bulletins, and to study the picture displays.

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WWII General view of the PWB/AFHQ listening post, where enemy and friendly broadcasts are monitored for various divisions of AFHQ other than PWB, as well as for PWB itself.

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Staff Sergt. George Young maintaining radio equipment sent from America and assembled in theatre.

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PWB/AFHQ receiving location, where BBC and OWI radio programmes are picked up for rebroadcast.

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Joseph Savalli is the chief Italian announcer. He was an American commercial radio announcer before joining OWI.

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First step in the production of Psychological warfare's "surrender leaflet" is the layout which is completed in the art department. Mr. Adams (OWI), center, of New York City, lays out the diagram of the leaflet while Lt. Avison, right, of Norwalk, Conn., draws the illustrations. The complete layout is then consolidated.

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To avoid needless bloodshed, cornered Japs in Burma are invited to surrender by members of the Psychological Warfare Division of SEAC, using portable amplifiers. If first chance is ignored, Japs get severe shelling; then Japanese music is played, followed by second broadcast invitation. Japs usually accept – if not, get blotted out by gunners. Picture shows:- With portable amplifier, officer broadcasts in Japanese to cornered enemy, offers them chance to surrender.

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WWII Natives using public address system to urge compatriots to come out of hiding in cave and surrender themselves to Americans.

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OWI OUTPOST MOBILE RADIOPHOTO AND PRINTING UNIT IN THE FIELD, NORTH AFRICA AREA A view of the entire set up. To the left the press truck. In background with Roberts standing on running board is lab and photo truck. William Stapleton in foreground. “Mississippi” our able assistant on steps.

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A US mobile transmitter shack, date and location unknown.

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WWII PWD/SHAEF Civil Affairs.

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WWII PWD/SHAEF Civil Affairs.

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WWII A-44-602. Boys and girls have a hand in one phase of psychological warfare. Here they help to pack Allied leaflets into 155mm Howitzer shells for the Psychological Warfare Division of the Allied Expeditionary Force at Cherbourg.

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Americans instruct a citizen of Cherbourg who has volunteered to assist in loading 155mm Howitzer shells with leaflets put out by the Psychological Warfare Division of the Allied Expeditionary Force. Left to right: William Locke of Cambridge, Mass, who is in charge of printing the leaflets, the French woman volunteer worker, and Sam Boal of New York City, who helps to gather the material used in the leaflets.

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WWII PWD/SHAEF Civil Affairs in recently liberated Cherbourg.

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