Lord Haw-Haw | The Nazi broadcaster who threatened Britain
Document Type | Letter
11 December 1939
The War Office writes to Frederick Ogilvie, the BBC Director-General, to express concern about Lord Haw-Haw. In their view he is causing low morale, which is a serious situation, Lieutenant-Colonel Aylmer Vallance writes.
Aylmer Vallance undertook a varied career path that included roles as an infantry soldier, intelligence officer, economist, journalist and lieutenant-colonel in the War Office (1939-45). During World War II he supported (through journalism) the communists in Eastern Europe, even naming his son Tito after the Yugoslav revolutionary. PG Wodehouse (referenced in this letter) was shunned by Britain and the US after being wrongly accused of Nazi collaboration during the war. Listen to interviews with those who witnessed PG Wodehouse visit the Nazi radio studio.
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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