RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 61478304 LA English T1 Nazi propaganda and the Second World War A1 Kallis, Aristotle A.,, PB Palgrave Macmillan PP Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York YR 2005 SN 1403992517 9781403992512 AB "The book examines the organisation, agency, strategy and output of Nazi propaganda during 1939-45, showing that a 'totalitarian' centralisation of resources remained elusive because of the overall 'polycratic' operation of the National Socialist system. It re-defines the benchmarks for assessing the effectiveness of propaganda and underlines the gap between 'totalitarian' intentions and the far more complex reality in which Nazi propaganda was conducted during the war. Through an analysis of the strategies employed across the board of propaganda devices (press, radio, cinema) the book shows that Nazi wartime propaganda succeeded in integrating the 'national community' against its enemies but failed in becoming a 'totalitarian' mechanism of information and perception-shaping. It also had limited impact on those factors that decided the outcome of the war."--Jacket.