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The undermining of Austria-Hungary : the battle for hearts and minds

Author: Mark Cornwall
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a study of the lively battle of ideas which helped to destroy the Habsburg Empire during the First World War. Mark Cornwall examines Austria-Hungary's dissolution through the prism of 'front propaganda': the use of propaganda as a weapon of warfare against the enemy. He shows that it was wielded with particular skill on the Italian and Eastern Fronts in three major propaganda campaigns which involved  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Cornwall
ISBN: 0312231512 9780312231514 033380452X 9780333804520
OCLC Number: 42923629
Description: xvi, 485 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. A Theory of Front Propaganda --
2. Austria-Hungary and the Control of Wartime Morale --
3. The Experience of Propaganda against Russia. 3.1. The campaign on the Eastern Front. 3.2. The 'breaking of Russia'. 3.3. The Serbian campaign --
4. Austria-Hungary's Campaign against Italy. 4.1. The Italian target. 4.2. The launch of an Austrian campaign. 4.3. The impact of Austria-Hungary's front propaganda --
5. The Seeds of Italy's Campaign. 5.1. Obstacles to effective propaganda. 5.2. The role of Italian military Intelligence. 5.3. The dream of Carzano. 5.4. The propaganda duel --
6. Italy's Campaign against Austria-Hungary. 6.1. The British contribution. 6.2. Steed's coordinating mission. 6.3. The Padua Commission. 6.4. Trench propaganda --
7. Austria-Hungary on the Defensive. 7.1. The perception of enemy propaganda. 7.2. The Feindespropaganda-Abwehrstelle. 7.3. The case of the 42nd Honved Infantry Division. 7.4. Austria loses the propaganda duel --
8. The Climax of Italian Psychological Warfare. 8.1. The pressure of Crewe House and the Italian obstacle. 8.2. An Italian or an Allied campaign? 8.3. Padua's summer campaign: the 'Oppressed Nationalities'. 8.4. Padua's summer campaign: the Magyars and German-Austrians. 8.5. New trials in trench propaganda --
9. Disintegration. 9.1. The failure of patriotic instruction. 9.2. A final duel in front propaganda. 10. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Mark Cornwall.
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