What the West Wants Needs to Hear

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2023

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Williams, Anna

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Worldwide access

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Historical narratives must be continuously revised as research brings new information to light. While there is a large amount of scholarship surrounding Ilya Ehrenburg and his writing, there is very little about his work in Soviet War News. Ehrenburg’s Soviet War News articles provide insight into how he tried to use his unique personal background to advance Soviet narratives in the West. Comparing Ehrenburg’s World War II writing for a Soviet audience versus a Western audience shows what Ehrenburg believed the West wanted (or needed) to hear at different stages of the war. This new analysis gives historians a fresh perspective on World War II from a Soviet point of view.

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World War Two., Ilya Ehrenburg., Soviet War News., Soviet Journalism., World War Two Journalism., Soviet Correspondents.

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