By Edward Corse
A conflict for impartial Europe describes and analyses the forgotten tale of the British government's cultural propaganda association, the British Council, in its crusade to win the hearts and minds of individuals in impartial Europe throughout the moment global conflict. The booklet attracts on various formerly unused fabric from records from throughout Europe and personal memoirs to supply a special perception into the paintings of the major British artists, scientists, musicians and different cultural figures who travelled to Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey at nice own chance to advertise British existence and inspiration in a time of conflict.
Edward Corse indicates how the British Council performed a refined yet an important position in Britain's conflict attempt and attracts jointly the teachings of the British Council event to provide a brand new version of cultural propaganda.
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Apparent Italian ascendancy in the Mediterranean around the time of, and following, the Abyssinian Crisis alarmed Britain. Britain was particularly concerned that its influence in its own possessions – Egypt, Palestine, Malta and Cyprus – was under threat from Italian cultural propaganda. 44 The Council made its arguments for funding not only on the basis that cultural relations were necessary for promoting commercial interests, but for promoting an understanding between countries which would, in turn, be vital in preventing a repeat of First World War.
The Council well understood that the cultural events created the perfect excuse for British people to meet with neutral peoples to discuss a wide range of issues. Indeed, it would not really matter what the cultural events actually 36 A Battle for Neutral Europe consisted of and could be lacking in a specific theme (a cocktail party to welcome a particular lecturer to the country was as good a cultural event as an art exhibition or music concert), as long as it achieved the objective of drawing people together.
It is certainly important not to look at Labour’s position solely from a twenty-first-century viewpoint with the knowledge that they would win the 1945 general election by a landslide – in the mid-1930s. Labour was still a young and inexperienced party that had held power only twice for very brief periods and could not be said to be a credible ‘alternative Government’ at this point. Labour MPs had to work with what existed in the mid-1930s. To examine this paradox in detail would take this book off at a tangent and out of its scope of concentrating on the war period.