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Propaganda Sheets?

Hodgson, GR (2015) Propaganda Sheets? History Today, 65 (12). pp. 4-5. ISSN 0018-2753

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As the first shots were fired in the Second World War, the British newspaper industry was either at its zenith or very near to it. The country was served by 34 daily newspapers (nine national), there were 16 national and provincial Sundays, and the three London evenings were supplemented by a further 77 in towns and cities across the nation. A survey conducted by Political and Economic Planning reported that in 1934 every 100 British families bought 95 morning and 57.5 evening newspapers every day and 130 Sunday newspapers every week. Two press barons, Lords Beaverbrook and Rothermere, formed their own political party in the 1930s and the former would serve in Churchill’s Cabinet during the war. Profits rose during the conflict and circulations increased by an average of 86.5 per cent from 1937 to 1947, so a golden age? Not quite.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2103 Historical Studies
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D731 World War II
Divisions: Liverpool Screen School
Publisher: History Today Ltd
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2016 10:10
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3022

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