Answering Back

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

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

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This chapter focuses on the Great Britain's answer to the Haw-haw radio programmes, Germany's war propaganda. It argues that during this time the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was more active than the Ministry of Information in getting back at Germany and discusses the appointment of former BBC General-Director J.W.C. Reith as Minister of Information. It also describes Reith's meeting with current BBC Director-General Frederick Ogilvie and his proposals for wartime broadcasting.

Keywords: Great Britain; Germany; war propaganda; Reith; Ministry of Information; Frederick Ogilvie; wartime broadcasting

Chapter.  16037 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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