Propaganda and Empire: The Manipulation of British Public Opinion, 1880-1960 John M. MacKenzie

ISBN: 9780719014994

Published: January 1st 1988

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277 pages


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Propaganda and Empire: The Manipulation of British Public Opinion, 1880-1960  by  John M. MacKenzie

Propaganda and Empire: The Manipulation of British Public Opinion, 1880-1960 by John M. MacKenzie
January 1st 1988 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 277 pages | ISBN: 9780719014994 | 6.78 Mb

It has been said that the British Empire, on which the sun never set, meant little to the man in the street. Apart from the jingoist eruptions at the death of Gordon or the relief of Mafeking he remained stonily indifferent to the imperial destinyMoreIt has been said that the British Empire, on which the sun never set, meant little to the man in the street. Apart from the jingoist eruptions at the death of Gordon or the relief of Mafeking he remained stonily indifferent to the imperial destiny that beckoned hia rulers so alluringly.

Strange, then, that for three-quarters of a century it was scarcely possible to buy a bar of soap of a tin of biscuits without being reminded of the idea of Empire. Packaging, postcards, music hall, cinema, boys stories and school books, exhibitions and parades, all conveyed the message that Empire was an adventure and an ennobling responsibility.

Army and navy were a sure shield for the mother country and the subject peoples alike. Boys brigades and Scouts stiffened the backbone of youth who flocked to join.In this illuminating study John M. MacKenzie explores the manifestations of the imperial idea, from the trappings of royalty through writers like G.A.

Henty to the humble cigarette card. He shows that it was so powerful and pervasive that it outlived the passing of Empire itself and, as events such as the Falklands adventure showed, the embers continue to smoulder.



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