Stereotypes & Propaganda / Klischees und Propaganda |

Stereotypes & Propaganda / Klischees und Propaganda

Before 1914 our two countries were the best of friends. After all, the UK has a German Royal Family and Queen Victoria’s first language was German. But the family dropped their German name during the First War, and from then on the British Government hired 10,000 people to produce anti-German propaganda. In the Second War Joseph Goebbels was very jealous of their successes.   Mary-Ann takes a river boat to the Royal Museums in Greenwich to look at propaganda produced by British artists and she challenges tabloid editor, Stig Abell, to defend the Sun’s use of anti-German clichés.  Finally she meets a German comedian who challenges the view that we Germans have no sense of humour – he actually makes his British audiences laugh!