Attack by Radio

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

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

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This chapter highlights the role of radio broadcasting in the success of Germany's blitzkrieg attack in western Europe. Many analysts attributed the success of the blitzkrieg to the success of the German broadcasting machine and in particular to the skilful tactics employed in the defeat of France. This chapter explains the reasons behind the success of Germany's radio propaganda including the role of radio broadcaster Paul Ferdonnet, called ‘the traitor of Stuttgart’.

Keywords: radio broadcasting; Germany; blitzkrieg; western Europe; France; Paul Ferdonnet

Chapter.  7283 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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