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Published in 1916, the novel Greenmantle was a wartime bestseller written by the English author John Buchan who also worked as a high-ranking propaganda official at the British propaganda office,…

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Themes: Religion; Race; Propaganda; Neutrality; Mobility; Language; Intellectual Exchange; Imperial Strategy; Captivity
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In this report of 20 December 1916, the British Foreign Office outlines its propaganda activities in the Muslim world. The list demonstrates the global scope of British-led ‘Muslim propaganda’…

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Themes: Religion; Race; Propaganda; Newspapers & Magazines; Neutrality; Language; Intellectual Exchange; Imperial Strategy
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In this report addressed to the German Foreign Office, the anti-colonial Indonesian writer and politician Ernest Douwes Dekker (image 1) describes his secret mission to travel from Rotterdam to…

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Themes: Race; Propaganda; Neutrality; Mobility; Language; Intellectual Exchange; Imperial Strategy; Captivity
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Achiel Van Walleghem, a local Catholic priest residing in Dickebusch and Reninghelst, just west of Ypres, kept a diary from August 1914 up until a few years after the war. With an inquisitive eye and…

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Themes: Race; Diary

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A watercolour painting by James McBey, a British war artist, as commissioned by Wellington House. The image was later transferred to the Department and Ministry of Information and then to the Imperial…

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Themes: Race; Propaganda; Mobility