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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
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The BBC German Service during the Second World War

Broadcasting to the Enemy

Authors: Plock, Vike Martina

  • Tells the story of the BBC’s attempts to reach out to these listeners in Nazi Germany when Anglo-German relations were particularly strained
  • Sheds light on the complex, often difficult working arrangements at the wartime BBC
  • Explores the delivery of an effective propaganda programme that would assist the Allies in defeating the Nazis
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About this book

This book, part media history and part group biography, tells the story of the BBC’s attempts to reach out to these listeners at a time when Anglo-German relations were particularly strained. During the Second World War millions of people in Nazi Germany turned to the BBC’s German-language programmes for reliable information. Who were the individuals behind the microphone, whose names could only be mentioned in whispered conversations on the continent? Who wrote the satirical sketches that offered comic relief to housewives struggling to obtain enough food to feed their families? And who made decisions about programme delivery and staffing? Drawing extensively on previously unexamined archival material The BBC German Service during the Second World War: Broadcasting to the Enemy sheds light on the complex, often difficult working arrangements at the wartime BBC where people from different nationalities, social backgrounds and political convictions collaborated and argued about the delivery of an effective propaganda programme that would assist the Allies in defeating the Nazis.


About the authors

Vike Martina Plock is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Joyce, Medicine and Modernity (2010) and Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers (2017). She is co-editor of Literature & History and advisory editor of the James Joyce Quarterly

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-74092-4
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Hardcover ca. 103,99 €
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  • Due: November 8, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74091-7
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The BBC German Service during the Second World War
Book Subtitle
Broadcasting to the Enemy
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74092-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74091-7
Series ISSN
2634-6575
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
30 illustrations in colour
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