A Second Alternative Programme

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670022 | DOI:
A Second Alternative Programme

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This chapter focuses on the Haw-Haw radio programmes from Germany. This programmes were part of a pattern of German radio propaganda which had its origins in German policy and featured William Joyce. The opening words of Haw-Haw's programmes ‘Germany calling, Germany calling’ quickly became catchwords in Great Britain and Haw-Haw stole the headlines more than any British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) broadcasters. This chapter discusses the British background of Haw-Haw or Joyce.

Keywords: Haw-Haw; Germany; Great Britain; radio propaganda; William Joyce; BBC broadcasters

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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