Information at War: The Ministry of Information 1936-1946

Event Type: Local / Community

Takes Place: 18th July 2019

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue: The National Archives, Kew

Description: The Ministry of Information (MoI) was established by a government which recognised that the understanding and morale of the civilian population in the UK – and elsewhere – was critical to a successful outcome. To this end the Ministry used every form of communication available to it, including newspapers, comics, radio, films, even model aeroplane kits. Join Professor Simon Eliot as he explores the difficult early years of the Ministry of Information and its bid to win public confidence.

How to book: Eventbrite

Price: Free. Book ahead.

Website: bit.ly/moihistory

Organiser: The National Archives

Lecturer: Professor Simon Eliot, Professor Emeritus of the History of the Book, University of London

Comments: This talk is part of the Summer Lecture Series exploring the theme 'State and Society: Cultures of Communication', which is generously sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives.

Region: London

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