The role of propaganda in Hitler’s rise to power, and the influence of his minister of propaganda Joseph Goebbels, are well-chronicled aspects of the 1933-1945 German Third Reich.

The Allies’ psychological warfare counterefforts during World War 2 are less well-known. How to Win an Information War, a new book by Peter Pomerantsev, senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University, reveals the work of Britain’s leading propagandist, Sefton Delmer, as part of the clandestine Political Warfare Executive (PWE) division...

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