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Patriotism and Propaganda in First World War BritainThe National War Aims Committee and Civilian Morale$
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David Monger

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318306

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317811

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The NWAC at Work

The NWAC at Work

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(p.37) Chapter 2 The NWAC at Work
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Patriotism and Propaganda in First World War Britain
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317811.003

This chapter examines the work of the National War Aims Committee (NWAC) in Great Britain. It describes the evolution of NWAC from a privately funded, unofficial organization into a publicly funded, quasi-official body and the changes in its operation after the appointment of Sir Edward Carson to assume general supervision over domestic propaganda. It discusses the two main problems of the NWAC in executing its function, which include the lack of a definitive governmental statement on war aims and the reluctant involvement of Labour organisations.

Keywords:   National War Aims Committee, NWAC, Great Britain, Edward Carson, domestic propaganda, war aims, Labour organisations

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