A History of the Ministry of Information, 1939-46

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  • Chaos and Censorship

    At approximately 1.30 am in the night of 11-12 September 1939 two police officers walked into the offices of the Daily Mail with instructions to seize all of its early editions. This action was repeated at newspaper offices and wholesale newsagents across the United Kingdom.

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  • Exhibitions and the MOI

    The Ministry of Information experimented with numerous methods of communication. In this first in a series of three posts Professor Simon Eliot explores how it used exhibitions for publicity and propaganda purposes.

    The Ministry of Information (MOI) used exhibitions to convey information in an entertaining and easily-digested form. They complemented ...