WHOSE WAR IS IT
The navy's refusal to tell anything even close to the truth about the German submarine rampage off the East Coast underscored another large problem the Roosevelt administration faced: how to deal with the information side of the war. During the days of the defense buildup the task had been scattered through a half‐ dozen agencies such as the Office of Government Reports and the Foreign Information Service. Roosevelt declared himself opposed to organizing a single propaganda agency such as Woodrow Wilson founded during World War I. Headed by newsman George Creel, the Committee on Public Information preached hatred of "the Hun" and organized a small army of "Four Minute Men" who hurled patriotic fustian at audiences in theaters and motion picture houses across the nation. It also produced films, sponsored books, magazines, and posters, and
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Publication information: Book title: The New Dealers' War:Franklin D. Roosevelt and the War within World War II. Contributors: Thomas Fleming - Author. Publisher: Basic Books. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2001. Page number: 115.
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