Lord Haw-Haw | The Nazi broadcaster who threatened Britain
Document Type | Memo
28 September 1939
A summary of listeners' habits following the outbreak of the war. From this, it can be concluded that the British public had tuned in to Lord Haw-Haw and other foreign broadcasters for more entertaining transmissions.
The BBC began its wartime broadcasting on 1 September 1939 in accordance with government plans. This meant a reduced service, consisting mainly of news and gramophone records or Sandy Macpherson's organ playing (he was the only organist approved by the Ministry of Information). Together with the closure of places of entertainment, this resulted in the public becoming very bored and suffering decreasing morale. Read about the plans for wartime broadcasting.
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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