Lord Haw-Haw | The Nazi broadcaster who threatened Britain
Propaganda Research Section
16th October, 1940
Dear Mr Mitchell,
We have gone carefully through every word delivered by Haw-Haw on the 1st, 2nd,
3rd and 4th of this month and I can assure you that at no time did he ever mention
Fry's or Somerdale. In fact, according to our records, there never has been any
mention of either of them. I think the local police would be doing a very good
job if they set about tracking this particular rumour back to its source.
[no visible signature]
F.C. Mitchell, Esq.,
London Press Exchange, Ltd.,
110 St. Martinâs Lane,
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16 October 1940
BBC Monitoring check their records and reassure the press that Lord Haw-Haw did not suggest in any way that Fry's chocolate factory in Somerset would be bombed. However, it is mentioned that the source of the rumour should be tracked down by the police. Read the letter to BBC Monitoring from the press.
JS Fry & Sons merged with Cadbury in 1919 and moved their business from Bristol to the Somerdale factory in Keynsham, Somerset, in 1935.
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