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The War of WordsThe History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129567

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.001.0001

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A Year of Climax

A Year of Climax

3. A Year of Climax
The War of Words

Asa Briggs

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) programming after the defeat of Germany. It explains that the BBC had begun to consider as early as October 1943 what form its programmes should take immediately following an armistice with Germany. It highlights BBC Director-General William Haley's plan to seek balance rejoicing, thanksgiving, tribute, and warning; and describes the talks prepared for the autumn of 1944 which included ‘full employment’ and ‘reconstruction’.

Keywords:   Germany, armistice, William Haley, employment, reconstruction

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