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Author Keene, Judith.

Title Treason on the airwaves : three Allied broadcasters on Axis radio during World War II / Judith Keene ; foreword by István Deák.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.548870922 KEEN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 228 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-223) and index.
Contents Foreword / Istvan Deak -- Pt. I. Broadcasting to Britain from Wartime Berlin -- Ch. 1. Execution of the British Traitor: John Amery -- Ch. 2. Life in the Amery Family -- Ch. 3. John Amery between the Wars -- Ch. 4. German Wartime Broadcasting -- Ch. 5. Amery's Reception in Britain -- Pt. II. Broadcasting to Australia and the United States from Wartime Tokyo -- Ch. 6. Japanese Wartime Broadcasting -- Ch. 7. Tokyo's Australian Broadcaster Charles Cousens -- Ch. 8. Allied POWs Broadcast from Japan -- Ch. 9. POW Families Listen to Radio Tokyo -- Ch. 10. Iva Toguri in Wartime japan -- Ch. 11. Listening to Radio Tokyo at the Pacific From -- Ch. 12. Trying an Australian Traitor: Charles Cousens -- Ch. 13. Iva Toguri and the Trial of Tokyo Rose.
Summary "This work traces the journeys of three World War II radio broadcasters in Germany and Japan whose wartime choices became treason in Britain, Australia, and the United States." "John Amery, a virulent anti-Semite, who was a member of a highly respected and well-connected British family, joined Hitler's propagandists in Berlin. He was executed for treason by Britain after the war. Charles Cousens, a popular radio personality at home in Australia, was a soldier in Japanese captivity. He was put to work on Radio Tokyo creating English language shortwave programs with a team of Allied prisoners of war. Cousens was later tried as a traitor in Australia. 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." "The stories of these broadcasters mark some of the most famous treason trials in Britain, Australia, and the United States. The decisions of the three individuals - each of whom who made a choice between patriotism and survival - helped shape modern-day treason trials. This work sets Amery, Cousens, and Toguri in their family and social contexts to show the choices that were available to them and the ways in which they became part of the enemy's endless cycle of propaganda."--BOOK JACKET.
Other formats Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to ECHO (Ebrary).
Other author ebrary, Inc.
Subject Amery, John, 1912-1945.
Cousens, Charles, 1903-1964.
Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006.
Radio in propaganda -- History -- 20th century.
Nazi propaganda -- Great Britain.
Propaganda, Japanese -- Australia -- History.
Propaganda, Japanese -- United States -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Radio broadcasting and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Biography.
Radio in propaganda.
Nazi propaganda.
Propaganda, Japanese.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Three Allied broadcasters on Axis radio during World War II.
Standard Number 2861540
ISBN 9780313353284 (hbk. : alk. paper)
031335328X (alk. paper)