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 Post subject: WW2 Nazi propaganda radio broadcasts
PostPosted: Mar Thu 28, 2019 2:10 am 
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I posted similar information to this in my Introduction thread above. I used to listen to the German radio propaganda broadcasts from Hamburg during WW2 most evenings with my father. The commentator was usually “Lord Haw Haw” an expatriate British radical with Nazi sympathies. The broadcasts were usually inflammatory and contained much anti-Semitic ranting. But the news was often more accurate than the BBC - and they sometimes had BRIT POWs from the fighting in Europe (Dunkirk, etc.) to tell their families that they were safe. We used to treat the propaganda as a joke. Lord Haw Haw (real name William Joyce) was captured and hung as a traitor after the war.

The following book by M. A. Doherty is available from Amazon.for about $9 (used). t is a fascinating read about the WW2 Nazi propaganda radio broadcasts. Included is a CD of a great number of actual broadcasts:

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PostPosted: Mar Thu 28, 2019 2:47 am 
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 Post subject: Re: WW2 Nazi propaganda radio broadcasts
PostPosted: Mar Thu 28, 2019 2:59 am 
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egg wrote:

Thank you for posting that link, Greg I was completely unaware of the availability of those recordings - to my mind much better than those on the book CD. It was eerie for me to listen to them - reminded of me listening to the actual broadcasts with my father during WW2.

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 Post subject: Re: WW2 Nazi propaganda radio broadcasts
PostPosted: Mar Thu 28, 2019 5:49 am 
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William Joyce was actually American, having been born in Brooklyn, NY. He lied to obtain a British passport, and that was used to convict him in England. He was one of several who was under the “Lord Haw Haw” name, much like there was more then one Tokyo Rose, although Iva Toguri was the one who became associated with the name after the war. She actual called herself Orphan Ann in her broadcasts. Axis Sally was at least 2 different women.

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 Post subject: Re: WW2 Nazi propaganda radio broadcasts
PostPosted: Mar Thu 28, 2019 6:05 am 
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EICOKnight wrote:
William Joyce was actually American, having been born in Brooklyn, NY. He lied to obtain a British passport, and that was used to convict him in England. He was one of several who was under the “Lord Haw Haw” name, much like there was more then one Tokyo Rose, although Iva Toguri was the one who became associated with the name after the war. She actual called herself Orphan Ann in her broadcasts. Axis Sally was at least 2 different women.

Yes, you are correct Vince - William Joyce was born of British parents in New York. The family then returned to England. Eventually Joyce became a follower of pro-Nazi British MP Oswald Mosley.

I cover this briefly on my web page at http://jp29.org/2inv.htm - (strictly non-commercial)

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PostPosted: Mar Thu 28, 2019 12:43 pm 
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You can still hear Lord Haw Haw the American on Shortwave occasionally from Pirate "Germany Calling"

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The broadcast from Lord Haw Haw that I enjoyed was his last. He was drunk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_wYBn_olDg

The next week the station was taken over by British Forces and they broadcasted in his time slot.

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The war dept and executive tasked the fcc with recording enemy propaganda broadcasts as well as their news and political speeches. They recorded the take on cylinders as well as records and wire recorders, still at the archives waiting to be digitised and put online.


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PostPosted: May Fri 24, 2019 7:10 am 
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Anybody interested in this subject should check out this 1999 TV doc on Nazi TV (also available on DVD) :arrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ208YIOK94


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