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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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The photograph shows a group of men and one woman standing on a stairway in front of a facade. In the background, chandeliers are visible. Sheikh Salih al-Sharif is standing in the first row, second…

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Themes: Religion; Propaganda; Photograph; Newspapers & Magazines; Mobility; Intellectual Exchange; Imperial Strategy
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The first picture shows the inauguration of the Tatar memorial stone in the Tatar section of the cemetery in Zehrensdorf. Prisoners from both propaganda camps attended the ceremony, as well as Ottoman…

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Themes: Religion; Propaganda; Photograph; Imperial Strategy; Captivity
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In this report of 18 March 1917, the French envoy Henri Allizé to The Hague listed all pan-Islamic propaganda printed by German officials in the Netherlands and circulated to the British and French…

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This cover image from Die Woche published on 11 January 1916 shows a sketch of Sheikh Salih al-Sharif al-Tunisi. He was a religious North African scholar who worked as a propagandist, advocating…

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Themes: Religion; Propaganda; Newspapers & Magazines; Intellectual Exchange
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The photo shows a group of North African prisoners of war, two prisoners of unknown origin, and an officer, all in front of barracks. The prisoners are arranged in a way that shows them to be…

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Themes: Religion; Race; Propaganda; Postcard; Photograph; Imperial Strategy; Captivity
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In August 1915, the British Indian revolutionary and German agent Chempa Karam Pillai (image 1) wrote several reports from Amsterdam to the German-sponsored Indian Independence Committee in Berlin. He…

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Themes: Religion; Race; Propaganda; Neutrality; Mobility; Letter; Language; Intellectual Exchange; Imperial Strategy
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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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Hindostan and El Dschihad were propaganda newspapers for South Asian, Caucasian, and North African prisoners of war in the Halbmondlager in Wünsdorf and the Weinberglager in Zossen. These periodicals…

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