In part two, we discussed the America’s entry into what was known at the time as the “Great War” and the need for propaganda on both the enemy and domestic home front. The Great War was perhaps the first use of what we define Psychological Operations in any modern sense. But with the Armistice taking effect on November 11, 1918, both the shelling and the leaflet drops ceased. To some soldiers on the ground, peace was almost as psychologically jarring as the carnage of war itself:
But at the front there was no celebration. Many soldiers believed the Armistice only a temporary measure and that the war would soon go on. As night came, the quietness, unearthly in its penetration, began to eat into their souls.
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