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First, a brief look at the PSYOP system in place in Vietnam. It changed radically as the war progressed so this is a broad overview. We start with a general look at military black propaganda. Military activities were officially described as providing assistance to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Within the Military Assistance Command Vietnam, the Studies and Observation Group (MACV-SOG) was charged with conducting unconventional warfare, including black propaganda. MACV-SOG's efforts were organized around six sections that were assigned responsibility for clandestine Operations Plans (OPLANs). OP-33 was the PSYOP Branch, patterned after the World War II Morale Operations Branch of the OSS; In 1968 it was redesignated OP-39, the Psychological Studies Group. All black propaganda and currency counterfeiting emerged from OP-33.
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During World War 11, produced numerous "black" propaganda documents, including postage stamps and banknotes. Ellic Howe, the British master forger, wrote of his part in this project in , Michael Joseph, , 1982. He mentioned that the Psychological Warfare Executive (PWE) had controlled both black and white propaganda from 1941 until the end of the war. His own organization, the Fakes and Forgeries Unit did not become active until spring of 1942.
During World War II almost 100 different propaganda leaflets in the form of banknotes were prepared and disseminated by the Allied and Axis combatants. In the first section of this article we illustrate and translate those notes that were produced by the . There are not a great number of these, but they are extremely interesting. In the second section I will depict the various propaganda banknotes prepared by the allies of the .