Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670022 | DOI:

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This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of broadcasting in Great Britain from 1939 to 1945. This book evaluates the impact of World War 2 on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the role of broadcasting in war propaganda. It provides a detailed examination of domestic themes from international aspects of broadcasting and describes how the programmes and organizational structure of the BBC changed because of the war.

Keywords: broadcasting; history; Great Britain; World War 2; war propaganda; programmes; BBC; organizational structure

Chapter.  28797 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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