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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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Answering Back

Answering Back

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5. Answering Back
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The War of Words
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Asa Briggs

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0006

This chapter focuses on the Great Britain's answer to the Haw-haw radio programmes, Germany's war propaganda. It argues that during this time the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was more active than the Ministry of Information in getting back at Germany and discusses the appointment of former BBC General-Director J.W.C. Reith as Minister of Information. It also describes Reith's meeting with current BBC Director-General Frederick Ogilvie and his proposals for wartime broadcasting.

Keywords:   Great Britain, Germany, war propaganda, Reith, Ministry of Information, Frederick Ogilvie, wartime broadcasting

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