Yugoslav Royal Government and Getting Propaganda Material into the Country in the 1941–1943 Period  Cover Image

Yugoslav Royal Government and Getting Propaganda Material into the Country in the 1941–1943 Period

Author(s): Milan Terzić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Yugoslav-British cooperation; Roosevelt; Yugoslav Royal Government

Summary/Abstract: In order to make propaganda throughout the country, the Yugoslav Government, with the help of its British allies, got propaganda material (leaflets, newspapers, pictures, Kokarda-Emblems and the like) in. Leaflets were sent and their contents were designed on the occasions of New Year, 27th March anniversary, December 1st, the King of Yugoslavia’s birthday, Easter, the King’s visit to the U.S.A, and so on. Among the pictures got into the country, were photos of the King, the King and Mr. Roosevelt, the King and the Queen Maria, the King and Mr. Slobodan Jovanovic, as well as of General Mihailovic. Concerning newspapers got in Yugoslavia, the following are mentioned here: the Yugoslav Royal Government’s „Official Gazette” and „Yugoslav Herald” printed in Cairo, as well as the „Victory” magazine printed and distributed by Britons contrary to the Yugoslav representatives’ volition. Cooperation with Britons indicated divergence present as early as in the middle of 1942 and especially in the spring of 1943 when Britons called for more active resistance. That was the very reason for both individual contacts and the Yugoslav Royal Government’s turning to another Western ally – the U.S.A., but only episodically. The work on getting propaganda material in was coordinated with General Mihailovic by the Yugoslav Government. His telegrams – sent by radio which was under British control – are to witness that. The period from 1942 to the first half of 1943 was the time of the most intense Yugoslav-British cooperation in this domain of affairs, The cooperation was to cease afterwards leaving Britons to independently get propaganda material in the country and therefore giving rise to Yugoslav representatives’ protests. These developments corresponded change of British policy towards both the Yugoslav Government and events in Yugoslavia.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 72-85
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian