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

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

byJudith KeeneForeword byIstvan Deak

Paperback | September 1, 2010

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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.
Judith Keene, an associate professor of history and the associate dean of postgraduate research in the faculty of arts at the University of Sydney, is the author of Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain during the Spanish Civil War, 1936–39. István Deák, Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, i...
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Title:Treason on the Airwaves: Three Allied Broadcasters on Axis Radio during World War IIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 6.04 × 0.58 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword by István Deák
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
PART 1: BROADCASTING TO BRITAIN FROM WARTIME BERLIN
Chapter 1 - Execution of the British Traitor: John Amery
Chapter 2 - Life in the Amery Family
Chapter 3 - John Amery between the Wars
Chapter 4 - German Wartime Broadcasting
Chapter 5 - Amery's Reception in Britain
PART II: BROADCASTING TO AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES FROM WARTIME TOKYO
Chapter 6 - Japanese Wartime Broadcasting
Chapter 7 - Tokyo's Australian Broadcaster Charles Cousens
Chapter 8 - Allied POWs Broadcast from Japan
Chapter 9 - POW Families Listen to Radio Tokyo
Chapter 10 - Iva Toguri in Wartime Japan
Chapter 11 - Listening to Radio Tokyo at the Pacific Front
Chapter 12 - Trying an Australian Traitor: Charles Cousens
Chapter 13 - Iva Toguri and the Trial of Tokyo Rose
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
 

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