Bild- und Filmamt (Photo and Film Office)
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Bild- und Filmamt (Photo and Film Office)

The Bild- und Filmamt (BUFA, “Photo and Film Office”) was created in January of 1917 by order of the Prussian War Ministry to facilitate and coordinate the use of film and photography for the German propaganda effort. As it formed part of the Supreme Army Command (OHL) and was also attached to the Military Department of the Foreign Office (Militärische Stelle des Auswärtigen Amtes, MAA), it reported to both institutions. Among other responsibilities the BUFA pr…

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Brandt, Susanne, “Bild- und Filmamt (Photo and Film Office)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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