Max Kraus Interview, 1987
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Max Kraus discusses performing combat propaganda while in the United States Army in Europe during World War Two. He recounts an instance where, broadcasting propaganda to German forces across the front line, he was credited with the surrender of 2,500 German troops at Lorient, France. He discusses the propaganda guidelines he followed, such as always recounting facts and disclosing the propaganda’s origin, called white propaganda. He briefly discusses Tokyo Rose as white propaganda, and says that the effectiveness of propaganda depends on whether or not the propagandists’ forces are winning or losing.
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World War, 1939-1945; Tokyo Rose; Toguri, Iva; Rhine; Elbe; Lorient, France; United States Army Psychological Warfare Detachment
Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project, OH 238, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Kraus, Max, "Max Kraus Interview, 1987" (1987). Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project. 15.