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Allied Forces postage stamps branded with slogans translated as 'The final victory' and 'Persevere!' (British Library)

The propaganda wars: Exhibition of unseen leaflets shows how states 'influenced their citizens'

7 February 2013

The battle to influence the minds of citizens will take centre stage at the British Library later this year in an exhibition titled 'Propaganda: Power And Persuasion'.
It will showcase leaflets, radio broadcasts and films from the past 100 years, including literature dropped over Nazi Germany by Allied Forces. Many of the leaflets used in World War II have never been seen before.
The display sets out to show visitors how countries have used propaganda during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to influence their citizens.