Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign against American "Neutrality" in World War II

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Abbreviations
AFL American Federation of Labor: One of the two main
American trade union confederations.
AIPO American Institute of Public Opinion: A U.S. polling
organization run by George Gallup.
AP Associated Press: A U.S.-based news agency.
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation.
BIS British Information Services: A title first used in 1941 for
the Ministry of Information's administrative office in New
York, set up to oversee the existing British publicity
organizations in the United States. In 1942,
the entire British operation amalgamated under this title.
The office remains in operation.
BLI British Library of Information, New York: A British
Foreign Office agency founded as a publicity outlet in
1920; amalgamated into BIS in 1942.
BOPS British Overseas Press Service: An offshoot of the BPS
established in the winter of 1940-1941 to feed British
news to British publicists in the Empire, in South
America, and in Asia.
BPS British Press Service: A Ministry of Information office
founded in October 1940 to channel British
information to the American press; amalgamated
into BIS in 1942.
BSC British Security Co-ordination: A British government
agency in charge of all British covert operations on the
American continent, founded in 1940 under
Sir William Stephenson.

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