'Truth-bending'

  • D.F. Silberbauer Naval Operations Command, Tokia
Keywords: BBC TV, German saw-tooth bayonet as a WW1 souvenir, Commonwealth pilots, South Africa

Abstract

I think it was about twenty years ago that I first noticed the subtle propaganda campaign being waged by overseas publications against ourselves. This was the type of propaganda .where nothing is said very effectively. The example I offer is ' ... and during WW2 the Commonwealth rallied to Britain's aid, Australians, Canadians etc and so forth' but no mention of South Africa. At first I thought it was ignorance but it became obvious later when similar historic occasions such as Rememberance Day were commemorated on BBC TV and the like that a bit of deliberate forgetting was on the go.
Published
2012-02-28
How to Cite
Silberbauer, D. (2012). ’Truth-bending’. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 11(2). https://doi.org/10.5787/11-2-658
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