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The Great War: Spies and Propaganda


21 People in group

Led by the War Propaganda Bureau and the Secret Intelligence Service, propaganda became a part of everyday life during the Great War, with some well known intellectuals recruited into the Intelligence service. Propaganda came in many forms, from moving speeches, inspiring bravery in the face of adversary, to troop recruitment posters.

Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell

1868-1926
Traveller, spy and archaeologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

1853-1931
Novelist
Sitter in 26 portraits
Edward Alexander ('Aleister') Crowley

Edward Alexander ('Aleister') Crowley

1875-1947
Writer, mountaineer and occultist; British intelligence Service
Sitter in 2 portraits
Rose Macaulay

Rose Macaulay

1881-1958
Author
Sitter in 6 portraits
Compton Mackenzie

Compton Mackenzie

1883-1972
Writer
Sitter associated with 76 portraits
Somerset Maugham

Somerset Maugham

1874-1965
Novelist, playwright and spy
Sitter associated with 114 portraits
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

1875-1940
Novelist and Governor-General of Canada
Sitter in 23 portraits
Leopold Stennett Amery

Leopold Stennett Amery

1873-1955
Politician; Secretary of State for India and writer
Sitter in 29 portraits
John Charteris

John Charteris

1877-1946
Army officer and politician
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Gilbert Falkingham Clayton

Sir Gilbert Falkingham Clayton

1875-1929
Intelligence officer; colonial administrator
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir George Kynaston Cockerill

Sir George Kynaston Cockerill

1867-1957
Army officer, politician and writer
Sitter in 14 portraits
Sir Claude Edward Marjoribanks Dansey

Sir Claude Edward Marjoribanks Dansey

1876-1947
Lieutenant-Colonel and spy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Paul Dukes

Sir Paul Dukes

1889-1967
Intelligence officer and writer
Sitter in 15 portraits
Lord (Albert) Edward Wilfred Gleichen

Lord (Albert) Edward Wilfred Gleichen

1863-1937
Major-General
Sitter in 16 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Lilly Grove (née Elisabeth Johanna de Boys Adelsdorfer), Lady Frazer

1854 or 1855-1941
Writer and translator; former wife of Charles Baylee Grove, and later wife of Sir James Frazer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir (William) Reginald Hall

Sir (William) Reginald Hall

1870-1943
Admiral
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir George Mark Watson MacDonogh

Sir George Mark Watson MacDonogh

1865-1942
Lieutenant-General; Director of Military Intelligence
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir (Horatio) Gilbert George Parker, 1st Bt

Sir (Horatio) Gilbert George Parker, 1st Bt

1860-1932
Novelist and Conservative politician; MP for Gravesend
Sitter in 17 portraits
Harold Spender

Harold Spender

1864-1926
Journalist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Oliver Strachey

Oliver Strachey

1874-1960
Musician, civil servant and author; cryptographer
Sitter in 49 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait