Lord Haw-Haw Recordings or Transcripts

Discussion in 'General' started by Swiper, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Is anyone aware of any transcripts or recordings of Lord Haw-Haw's radio shows?

    Ideally with some form of search function!
     
  2. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Dunno about a search, but youtube has a few broadcasts.
     
  3. Drayton

    Drayton Senior Member

    Is anyone aware of any transcripts or recordings of Lord Haw-Haw's radio shows?


    "Radio show" seems an odd phrase to use for what was a straight talk by William Joyce to the mike, as was conventional for the time, and certainly they were never referred to as "radio shows".
     
  4. singeager

    singeager Senior Member

  5. SimonTurner23

    SimonTurner23 Junior Member

    You can find transcripts of broadcasts by Lord Haw-Haw and other German propagandists broadcasting to England and other countries in the recently published book "Hitler's Radio War" by Roger Tidy.
     
  6. Owen

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  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    In wartime Britain and sans TV, owned only by the well-to-do (and then closed down for the duration) we relied completely on the radio for our news.

    Whilst scanning the wavebands in the evening it was very easy to come across and then listen to Joyce doing his thing and there was a certain amount of morbid curiosity in pausing to hear his sneering voice saying "Gairmany calling...Gairmany calling"

    A really nasty type who, in my books anyway, certainly got his "come-uppance"

    Ron
     
  8. Drayton

    Drayton Senior Member

    At the material time Joyce was a US citizen claiming German nationality. He was hanged effectively for making a false declaration on an application for a British passport.
     
  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Just came across this interesting BBC piece about Joyce and thought it worth giving this thread a bit of a bump.
    BBC - Archive - Lord Haw-Haw - Rumours

    It reminded me that during my first few weeks in the army when Haw Haw rumours could be heard everywhere.

    I was present at a talk where one particular rumour was discussed that seemed to prove that German spies were en-bedded locally.

    We were asked to hold our hands up if we thought this was applied only to our local area and to everybody's amusement we all held up our hands !

    Ron
     

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