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London at War, 1942 D9309 during World War I


London at War, 1942 D9309 during World War I



London at War, 1942
Cars, buses and pedestrians go about their daily business in Piccadilly Circus, London. Eros can be seen in the foreground, sand-bagged and covered in War Savings posters and the Criterion Restaurant is visible on the left. The buildings are covered with advertisements.

The UK Ministry of Information was established in 1939, at the outbreak of World War II. It was responsible for coordinating and controlling all government information and propaganda, both within the UK and abroad. The Ministry of Information was created to help the government communicate with the public and to ensure that important information was disseminated effectively. It was also responsible for managing the media and censoring certain types of information that might be harmful to morale or national security. The Ministry of Information played a crucial role in shaping public opinion during the war, and it worked closely with other government departments to develop and implement a range of propaganda campaigns. The Ministry of Information was dissolved in 1946, following the end of World War II.





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