From Propaganda at the Front to a Propaganda Front



At the front, a psychological conflict is conducted as much as an armed war. Warring nations establish propaganda initiatives to keep up troop morale and to destabilize that of their adversaries. These actions take different forms based on the nations, fronts, periods, and troops targeted, while adapting to evolutions in communication technology, such as radio, television, and the Internet.

Flight Lieutenant J M Woodcock (seated), the Commanding Officer of No. 1 'M' Balloon Unit, checks the position of a bundle of propaganda leaflets and ballast loaded under an M-type balloon by the roadside at Bunsbeek, Belgium, before it is despatched over Germany.