Browse subject - Propaganda


William Joyce, aka Lord Haw-Haw.Lord Haw-Haw :
The Nazi broadcaster who threatened Britain

15 programmes, 11 documents


Tonight's Talk : Lord Beaverbrook on Aircraft Production
Broadcast: 1940
A rousing message of encouragement to the nation from the Minister of Aircraft Production.

Sir Walter Monckton, Director General of the Ministry
Broadcast: 1941
The Director General of the Ministry of Information speaks on its wartime role.

Battle of Britain : A Radio Dramatisation
Broadcast: 1941
Day-by-day re-enactment of encounters with the enemy.

Ivan Mikhailovich Maisky
Recorded: 1941
The Soviet Ambassador praises British workers for 'Tanks for Russia' week.


A Report from Poland for a Meeting of the BBC Polish Broadcasting Service.
Written: 1941
The importance of wartime news and the dangers of listening to it in Poland.

'Britain's Alliance with the Anti-Christ'.
Written: 1941
A German propaganda broadcast meant to appeal to christians in Britain.

Intelligence Report on Russian Propaganda Broadcasts
Written: 1941
Examples of how Russia tailored its propaganda to national identities.

Memo Calling for Caution in Broadcasts to Poland
Written: 1941
Evidence of Soviet atrocities in Lwow [Lviv] reaches the BBC.

Memo On Broadcasting Programmes About the USSR
Written: 1941
The Head of Talks details the problems with broadcasting features on the USSR.

Policy Directive on News Values
Written: 1941
How to balance news reporting with morale building.

In Honour of Russia: Plans for the night of programming
Written: 1943
The theme for the special programme is described.

Correspondence on Concerns about Promoting Communism
Written: 1942
Should the BBC try to temper public enthusiasm for Russia?

In Honour of Russia: The Foreign Office queries the plans
Written: 1943
Plans for a night of programmes dedicated to Russia cause concern at the Foreign Office.

In Honour of Russia: Script for one of the night's features
Written: 1943
Script set in an aircraft factory which supplies Russia.

In Honour of Russia: Press Release
Written: 1943
Press release describing the night's schedule.

How Balanced Can the BBC Be about Russia?
Written: 1942
'Let the false legend prevail', the government advises.

A Report on BBC Broadcasts to Poland
Written: 1943
'As regards the recent crisis in Russo-Polish relations, we have been most circumspect.'

Letter from Orwell to TS Eliot
Written: 1942
George Orwell invites TS Eliot to contribute a reading.

Memo from the Assistant Controller, Overseas Services
Written: 1942
The Assistant Controller appreciates the propaganda advantage of Orwell's name.

Memo criticising Orwell's voice
Written: 1943
Is George Orwell's voice suitable for broadcasting?

Letter to Orwell from ALC Bullock
Written: 1943
An invitation to comment on social changes in wartime Britain.

Reply from Orwell to ALC Bullock
Written: 1943
Orwell asserts his preference for the truth.

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