What was British Information Services (1941)?


British Information Services (BIS) was an overt propaganda organisation that was part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the government of the United Kingdom.

Refer to British Security Co-Ordination.

1940 exhibition of photographs produced by the propaganda companies during the invasion of Poland.


BIS was initially formed in 1941, during World War II, as an organisation to promote British interests in the United States. It was later expanded to operate in countries around the world, eventually expanding to have a presence in around 40 countries, attached to British embassies.

The US operations of BIS had a headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. The New York office had a budget of £240,786 in 1949.

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