Lord Haw-Haw | The Nazi broadcaster who threatened Britain
CHANNEL | Home Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 23 June 1943
DURATION | 14 minutes 14 seconds
Hugh Carleton Greene, head of the BBC's German Service, describes how some Germans risk severe punishment by the Gestapo to listen to broadcasts. A few also dare to send correspondence when the opportunity arises. Among the variety of programmes and subjects offered are discussions on Hitler's speeches and a look at the ideas of Goebbels on Nazism. In fact, the service records and catalogues Hitler's speeches in order to expose flaws and contradictions. Despite attempts by the German government to 'jam' the service, it continues.
Hugh Carleton Greene visited Sweden in 1942 to investigate the effects of German jamming. He discovered that simple and straightforward broadcasts were the most audible. As a result, certain tactics were employed to overcome the effects of jamming, such as applying a more simplified presentation style and using speakers who had deep, resonant voices. Greene became the Director-General of the BBC in 1960.
Nazi propaganda about the sinking of the Graf Spee.
'Germany does not intend to attack the Balkans.'
How the BBC kept watch on propaganda.
Lord Haw-Haw mocks Winston Churchill.
Lord Haw-Haw mocks British fear of German bombs.
'British and French plans to lay mines in Norwegian waters are brutal.'
Propaganda supporting Germany's invasion of Denmark and Norway.
Broadcasting to Germany during the war.
The final propagandist recording by Lord Haw-Haw before Germany surrendered.
A BBC report from the High Court on an appeal.
Felix Felton describes an exiled, wartime BBC.
A German propagandist is interviewed on his colleague, Lord Haw-Haw.
Lord Haw-Haw and German propaganda broadcasts during World War II.
Fellow propaganda broadcasters recall working with William Joyce.
An interview with Lord Haw-Haw's daughter.
A memo outlines the decrease in listeners to BBC radio.
Action must be taken against Lord Haw-Haw.
Oliver Baldwin writes to a senior British diplomat about the Haw-Haw problem.
The BBC's Director-General writes to the government's Director of Propaganda in Enemy Countries.
Who is listening to Hamburg propaganda and when?
A BBC Director-General disagrees with his predecessor.
Lord Haw-Haw is a risk to military morale.
The Ministry of Information's policy on British propaganda.
An enquiry about one of Cadbury's chocolate factories.
Fry's chocolate factory is not about to be bombed.
Haw-Haw rumours are spreading across Britain.
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