- Nov 2010
- Stockport Cheshire UK
There was also the problem that British propaganda against the Germans though overblown was based on fact, the "Rape Of Belgium" was not an invention of British propaganda, it was witnessed by American reporters based in Europe and reported back to the USA, and when you factor in the fact that the German blockade was also killing US citizens, it's not surprising that Germany lost the propaganda war.Yes, this did give Britain an advantage. But, there were other means of getting propaganda into the United States which Germany did attempt but generally it was crass, ill-conceived and clearly driven by the German state rather than appearing to be the work of local supporters. And, this did matter, given that American public opinion would not be swayed by another government's pitch.