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BALZER Thimoty

The Information Front. The Canadian Army and News Management during the Second World War

Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 2010, 264 p., $85.

In wartime, it is not only success on the battlefield that determines victory. Winning hearts and minds is a vital part of military strategy and relies in large part on the effective management of how and what information is reported from the front. In this illuminating study, Timothy Balzer explores how the Canadian military developed and relied on public relations units to manage news during the Second World War. The soldiers assigned to these units were mainly former journalists who, in what some have considered a challenge to journalistic objectivity, were responsible for censoring information, supervising and assisting war correspondents, coordinating policy with the Allies, and ensuring the steady flow of news to Canada. Brought to life with public relations case studies from Dieppe, the Sicilian campaign, and Normandy that reveal clashes among individual commanders and politicians, the press, the military, the government, and the Canadian public, The Information Front offers a balanced and intelligent discussion of how the military used censorship and propaganda to rally support for the war effort."

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