Lord Haw-Haw | The Nazi broadcaster who threatened Britain
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 13 June 2009
DURATION | 11 minutes 45 seconds
In this extract, Heather Piercey shares memories of her beloved father, a racist, anti-Semitic and fascist, who made his name during World War II as the Nazi propagandist Lord Haw-Haw. Despite her evident respect and affection for her father, she did not follow his views but made an effort to counter them. This account provides a unique insight into Joyce's life and his impact on those closest to him.
Heather Piercey was born to William and Hazel Joyce in 1928. Later her mother married Oswald Mosley's bodyguard, Eric Piercey. As a young adult, Heather became fond of a man whom she later discovered was Jewish and maintained a lifelong friendship with him. This sparked her interest in Judaism and regular attendance at a synagogue as a form of 'atonement'.
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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