The Role of the Dundee Press and Public Propaganda in Scotland during the Great War

During WW1 Dundee daily, evening and weekly newspapers boasted high circulation figures. They sold not just within the city had a broad national appeal as well as a strong regional and local identity. They reflected and informed public opinion and in so doing exerted an unparalleled influence over the framing and interpretation of war news. This talk by Billy Kenefick, offers a brief examination of the Dundee press and assesses the influence and impact of readers’ letters, poetry, cartoons and caricatures, anti-alien and anti-German sentiment, exploiting popular iconic imagery to generate and maintain support for the war before the formal introduction of military conscription in March 1916.The talk will take place on Thursday 4th July at 1pm, in the Glasite Hall on King Street. It’s free entry to all FDCA Lunchtime Talks and everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a member of the friends. See the FDCA website for more information or get your ticket here.

 

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