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us: Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Psychological Warfare Division


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    • us: Allied Forces. Psychological Warfare Division
    • us: Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. P.W.D.
    • us: P.W.D. (Psychological Warfare Division)
    • us: PWD (Psychological Warfare Division)
    • us: P.W.D.-SHAEF
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      • found: The Buchenwald report, 1995: CIP forward (The Intelligence Team of the P.W.D.-SHAEF)
      • found: Telephone call to editor, 10-19-94 (P.W.D.=Psychological Warfare Division; a division within SHAEF)
      • found: De Renzis, Marcel. L'histoire de la guerre, Marseilles, janvier 45, 1945 DLC copy typewritten list of contents (Allied Information Service-SHAEF Exhibit, Marseilles, France, January 5-1945 to February 4, 1945; AIS)
      • found: The Psychological Warfare Division, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force : an account of its operations in the western European campaign, 1944-1945, 1945, reprinted 2007, via Google Books, viewed 15 Jan. 2016: foreword (Psychological Warfare Division (PWD) SHAEF; Allied Information Service; name under which PWD operated in friendly liberated countries; AIS) p. 14 (joint military-civilian Anglo-American psychological warfare unit known as Psychological Warfare Branch, AFHQ, est. Nov. 1942, attached to Allied Force Headquarters in North Africa) p. 57 (a subsidiary of PWD, called Allied Information Service, was established to give a more diplomatic name to operations among friendly populations; AIS made up of a Group Headquarters, designated the 6805th AIS Group Hqs. (Prov.) and 3 field teams (in France in 1944))
      • found: Prosser, F., and H.A. Friedman. Organization of the United States Propaganda Effort During World War II, 6 May 2008, viewed online 22 Jan. 2016 (Eisenhower established the Psychological Warfare Branch (PWB) of the Allied Forces Headquarters (PWB/AFHQ) as a joint U.S. and British operation in the North African theatre; PWB was a model for the Psychological Warfare Division (PWD or PWD/SHAEF), established in 1943 by Eisenhower at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) in London; in northwestern Europe, PWD incorporated the activities of PWB (with PWB units attached to each of the armies); elsewhere, PWB continued its operations under a less complex structure) {https://www.psywar.org/usa.php}
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      • [Not the same as Allied Forces. Army Group, 15th. Psychological Warfare Branch.]
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      • 1980-10-31: new
      • 2016-01-23: revised
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