The Sefton Delmer Archive

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  1. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    This is what has been keeping my busy for the last few months and explains my poor attendance here of late. Hopefully should be of some interest...

    The Sefton Delmer Archive is pleased and proud to announce a major new addition to the website: The Sefton Delmer Archive. Working with Delmer's family we reprint online all his books, Trail Sinister, Black Boomerang, Counterfeit Spy and Weimar Germany and many unpublished articles and documents including the first three chapters of the third instalment of his autobiography Tail of a Tale.

    As foreign correspondent for the Daily Express in pre-war Germany, Delmer was on personal terms with Hitler and the Nazi major players. One of the highlights of the Archive is a previously unseen home movie shot personally by Delmer on board Hitler's 1932 electioneering aircraft tour. Here we see Hitler with cotton wool stuffed in his ears, Goebbels munching a hardboiled egg and Hitler's black uniformed SS bodyguards sharing private photographs.

    During World War II Delmer was appointed Director of Special Operations to Enemy and Satellite countries for Britain's secret propaganda department, the Political Warfare Executive. Under his leadership and inspiration, his team produced the renowned clandestine radio stations Gustav Siegfried Eins, Soldatensender Calais and others, the daily newspaper for German troops Nachrichten für die Truppe, and over a thousand covert black propaganda leaflets.

    Over the coming months will expand the archive with much more material from Delmer’s pre-war, wartime and post-war career.

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