propaganda was dispersed among different groups in departments such
as the Home Office, the Foreign Office and the War Office. When
Lloyd George became prime minister in December 1916, the war propaganda
effort was re-structured along more co-ordinated lines. Within three
months, a Department of Information had been created (under the
remit of the Foreign Office), which in turn became the Ministry
of Information in February 1918.
Though it was rapidly dismantled after the conclusion of the war,
this organised government propaganda structure had served its purpose.
British propaganda during the First World War was generally more
successful than its often less subtle, more strident German counterpart.
It played a small but important part in the Allied victory.