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Treason on the Airwaves : Three Allied Broadcasters on Axis Radio during World War II - Judith Keene

Treason on the Airwaves

Three Allied Broadcasters on Axis Radio during World War II

By: Judith Keene, Istvan Deak (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9780803232921
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Treason on the Airwaves" traces the journeys of three World War II radio broadcasters whose wartime choices became treason in Britain, Australia, and the United States. John Amery was a virulent anti-Semite and member of a highly respected British family who joined Hitler's propagandists in Berlin and was executed for treason after the war. Charles Cousens, a popular radio personality at home in Australia, was a soldier in Japanese captivity who was put to work on Radio Tokyo and later tried as a traitor. Iva Toguri, better known as "Tokyo Rose," was an American student visiting relatives in Japan when war broke out. She broadcast her English-language show on Radio Tokyo out of necessity rather than conviction. The United States jailed Toguri for treason. These three powerful stories provide an overview of the way in which the three nations dealt with suspected collaborators after the war. Judidth Keene also examines the significance of radio propaganda during World War II and the techniques the Germans and the Japanese used to engage listeners. All three accounts provoke questions about the nature of justice--and the justice of retribution.

"Exceptionally interesting."-Martin Rubin, Washington Post -- Martin Rubin * Washington Post *

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Broadcasting to Britain from Wartime Berlin
Execution of the British Traitor: John Ameryp. 11
Life in the Amery Familyp. 29
John Amery between the Warsp. 42
German Wartime Broadcastingp. 53
Amery's Reception in Britainp. 68
Broadcasting to Australia and the United States from Wartime Tokyo
Japanese Wartime Broadcastingp. 81
Tokyo's Australian Broadcaster Charles Cousensp. 91
Allied POWs Broadcaster from Japanp. 103
POW Families Listen to Radio Tokyop. 115
Iva Toguri in Wartime Japanp. 126
Listening to Radio Tokyo at the Pacific Frontp. 141
Trying an Australian Traitor: Charles Cousensp. 155
Iva Toguri and the Trial of Tokyo Rosep. 168
Epiloguep. 183
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780803232921
ISBN-10: 0803232926
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 2010
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35