🎧The Ministry of Information: Snoopers, Spies and Censoring in WWII
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Despite its Orwellian sounding name - the Ministry of Information was not something from a dystopian novel, but instead a government department that played a vital role in WWII. With so-called Snoopers listening in on conversations in pubs, spies eavesdropping at bus stops, and government censoring throughout- the Ministry of Information was responsible for gathering information about public morale, and helping to ensure that no important military information fell into the wrong hands. This week James is joined by Simon Elliot, where the two delve into the history of the Ministry of Information and the impact it had on the British public during the war.
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