‘Triple Expansion’

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670022 | DOI:
‘Triple Expansion’

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This chapter focuses on the triple expansion of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 1942. It suggests the idea of a large-scale extension of BBC overseas services had first taken shape in the autumn of 1940 in response to the volume of foreign-language broadcasting. The objectives of the expansion included providing the BBC with enhanced power to convey to all parts of the world truthful news and exposition of British policy, and grew to countering and discrediting the enemy cause within the enemy countries and among populations subject in enemy occupied territories.

Keywords: triple expansion; overseas services; foreign broadcasting; British policy; enemy cause; occupied territories

Chapter.  8114 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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