US and UK Expat Propagandists

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US and UK Expat Propagandists

Post by wryter » 02 Dec 2021 16:57

The UK National Archives lists five WWII-era War Office folders (WO 219/5293-5297) collectively titled "British and US Suspected Traitors (individual cases)." The files name US and UK expats living in France and Germany who likely wrote anti-Allied radio scripts and print articles for the Germans. These were NOT the well-known radio broadcasters like Axis Sally and Lord Haw Haw, they were lower-level. The files are are physically held not by the Archives, but by the UK Ministry of Defense. Has anyone ever seen these files, or know where else they might be held? Also, does anyone know the names of these lower-lever traitors?

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Re: US and UK Expat Propagandists

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 02 Dec 2021 18:58

There is some additional names mentioned in the link provided. Might be some of the lower-level writers/broadcastets you’re lookig for.
https://www.history.com/.amp/news/6-wor ... oadcasters

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Re: US and UK Expat Propagandists

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 02 Dec 2021 19:47

Some additional candidates:
Herbert John Burgman
Martin James Monti
Constance Drexel
Rita Luisa Zucca
Margaret Cairns White
Max Otto Koischwitz

I’m sure there are more but no idea if any of them are in the files you’re seeking.

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Re: US and UK Expat Propagandists

Post by Roger Tidy » 04 Dec 2021 23:37

Many of the expat broadcasters who worked for the Nazis are discussed in my book 'Hitler's Radio War'. These include not only those who worked for the 'Germany Calling' programme for Britain and the German Radio's North American service but also those who worked for the German clandestine stations broadcasting to Britain and '/station Debunk', which pretended to be based in the USA

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Re: US and UK Expat Propagandists

Post by wryter » 07 Dec 2021 21:36

Thanks all.

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