The Great War of Words: British, American, and Canadian Propaganda and Fiction, 1914-1923

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University of British Columbia Press, 1987 - HISTORY - 199 pages
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In September 1914, twenty-five of Britain's most distinguishedauthors met with the war propaganda bureau to discuss how they coulddefend civilization against the savagery of the invading'Huns'. In The Great War of Words Peter Buitenhuistells the hitherto unknown story of the secret collaboration betweenthe government and leading writers of the time, including H.G. Wells,John Buchan and John Galsworthy. The book also chronicles theirdisillusionment with the Allied propaganda machine after the war -- andhow this changed the course of literary history in the 20thcentury.

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Peter Buitenhuis is a Professor in the Englishdepartment at Simon Fraser University.

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