Pawel Machcewicz (2015)

Poland's War on Radio Free Europe, 1950–1989

Publishing house Stanford University Press
Place of publication Stanford
Page references 456
Series Cold War International History Project
Language English

ISBN: 9780804792387

For the Soviet bloc the struggle against foreign radio was a principal front in the Cold War. Poland's War on Radio Free Europe, 1950-1989, tells how Poland conducted this fight, a key part of the wider effort to control the flow of information and ideas.

This is the first book in English to use the unique documents of Communist foreign intelligence operations so widely, and it also employes propaganda materials and personal interviews with RFE people and with party and security functionaries. The English translation reflects further discoveries of documentation since the original publication in Polish in 2007 [Paweł Machcewicz, "Monachijska menażeria". Walka z Radiem Wolna Europa. Instytut Pamięci Narodowej - Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN 2007, ISBN 978-83-60464-44-1; seria: "Monografie", t. 33)].


  • Poland's War on Radio Free Europe, 1950–1989

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