Behind the Scenes

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

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

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This chapter discusses Great Britain's first experience of World War 2 on September 3, 1939 with a broadcast and an air-raid warning. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made the announcement that Britain was at war with Germany and was fighting against ‘evil things’. This chapter also discusses the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) meticulous preparations for the dispersal of its staff and the introduction of the single programme, which was necessary for defence reasons.

Keywords: World War 2; Great Britain; single programme; Neville Chamberlain

Chapter.  6895 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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