WW2 Fake Pictures of German Atrocities
This is a February 29, 1944 letter to the BBC & higher members of the British clergy, from the British Ministry of Information.It lays out in no uncertain terms the following:We all know the crimes committed by the Bolsheviks over the last 24 years in Russia and Eastern Europe
It is inevitable they will do the same in Central Europe.We will cover up their crimes by lying about the Germans.The public is not as stupid as it was, our lies will be better.You (BBC & Church) must spread these lies, convincingly.
Sir I am directed by the Ministry to send you the following circular letter:It is often the duty of good citizens and pious Christians to turn a blind eye on the peculiarities of those associated with us.But the time comes when such peculiarities while still denied in public must be taken into account when action by us is called for.
We know the methods employed by the Bolshevik dictator in Russia itself,for example from the writing and
speeches of the P.M. during the last twenty years. We know how the Red Army behaved in Poland in 1920 and in Finland,Estonia,Latvia ,Galicia and Bessarabia only recently.We must therefore,take into account how the Red Army will certainly behave when it overruns General Europe.Unless precautions are taken, the obviously inevitable horrors which result will throw undue strain on the public opinion of this country.
We cannot reform the Bolsheviks but we can do our best to save them and ourselves - from the consequences of these acts. The disclosures of the past quarter of a century will render more denials unconvincing. The only alternative to denial is to distract public attention from the whole subject.Experience has shown that the best distraction is atrocity propaganda directed at the enemy.Unfortunately, the public is no longer susceptible as in the days of the "Corpse Factory" the "Mutilated Belgian Babies" and the "Crucified Canadians".
Your co-operation is therefore earnestly sought to distract public attention away from the doings of the Red Army by your wholehearted support of various charges against the Germans and Japanese which have and will be put into circulation by the Ministry.
Your expression of belief in such may convince others.
I am Sir , Your obedient servant,
(Signed) H.Hewet ,Assistant Secretary