Wednesday, February 17, 2010
A few weeks ago, I'd been reading Rebecca West's essays about the trial of William Joyce. He was one of the men known as Lord Haw Haw, who broadcast Axis propaganda from Berlin to England during World War II. I'd always thought he was an intriguing character (what makes someone turn to treason?). Then a week later, there was an item on Irish Central about BBC Radio putting large chunks of their archives online. If you click on the link above, you can hear several of William Joyce's broadcasts. They are much shorter than I'd realized, and his voice isn't at all what I'd expected.
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