“Atrocity propaganda is how we won the war. And we’re only really beginning with it now! We will continue this atrocity propaganda. We will escalate it until nobody will accept even a good word from the Germans, until all the sympathy they may still have abroad will have been destroyed and they themselves will be so confused that they will no longer know what they are doing. Once that has been achieved, once they begin to run down their own country and their own people, not reluctantly but with the eagerness to please the victors, only then will our victory be complete. It will never be final.
Re-education needs careful tending, like an English lawn. Even one moment of negligence, and the weeds crop up again – those indestructible weeds of historical truth.”
Sefton Delmer (1904 – 1979), former British Chief of “Black propaganda”: Said after the German surrender in 1945, in a conversation with the German professor of International Law, Dr. Friedrich Grimm.