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Hitler's Airwaves: Jazz, Swing, and Nazi Radio Propoganda [Hardcover]

Horst Bergmeier


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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations and Charts
List of Abbreviations
CD contents
1. The Making of the German Ministry of Propaganda
German Paranoia over the Allied Psywar, 1914-1918
The Reich Ministry for Propaganda ('ProMi')
The German Broadcasting Apparatus
'The most direct instrument'
The 'People Set'
The 'Broadcasting Division' in the ProMi 1942: Reorganization of 'Broadcasting' in the ProMi
Hans Fritzsche
The Penetration and Alignment of the RRG
Hadamovsky and Glasmeier in Decline
2. Foreign Policy by Radio
The RRG's Foreign Broadcasts Division
The Auslandsdirektion of the RRG
News Services Inside the RRG's Foreign Broadcasts Division
3. Short-Wave Propaganda to North America
Genesis, 1926-1939
Mobilization, 1939-1941
The Broadcasting Zones at War
The North America Zone
'Semi detached patriots': The American Propagandists
Otto Koischwitz
Douglas Chandler
Jane Anderson
Robert Best
Donald Day
Ezra Pound
'Ezrapunto' Corresponds with 'Lord Haw-Haw'
The Last Volunteer
Final Broadcasts
4. Fighting Great Britain on Medium-Wave
Harnessing the Medium-Wave System for Foreign-Language Propaganda
Mental Missiles on the Airwaves
Eduard Dietze
Early Voices
Norman Baillie-Stewart
Jack Trevor
Frances Eckersley and James Clark
William Joyce
The 'Lord Haw-Haw' Myth
Later Voices
'Plum' in Nazi-Wonderland
John Amery and the Legion of St. George
Tom Cooper, Vivian Stranders and the British Free Corps
The Irish Zone Defending the 'Soft Underbelly'
Last Words from 'Germany Calling'
5. Propaganda Swing
Nazi Ideology and Jazz
The Third Reich at War with Jazz
'The Most Effective Weapon'
Music and Morale on the Home-Front
The Reich Dance and Entertainment Orchestra
Singin' to the Foe
Birth of a Band
Lutz Templin and the Propaganda Cabaret
The Christening of 'Charlie'
Their Kind of Music
The 'Charlie' Orchestra: Personnel and Instrumentation
'Charlie's' Musicians
Occupation Epilogue
Fade-out
6. Farcial Feuding: the Nazi Propaganda Battle
The Goebbels-Ribbentrop Rivalry
The Hitler Ruling of 8 September 1939
The Organization of the Foreign Ministry's Broadcasting Zones
Flawed Champions of their Masters, 1940-41
Ribbentrop's Coup
Radio Belgrade
The 1941 Truce and Interradio
Radio Metropol
Radio Monitoring by the Foreign Ministry
Double Nemesis - Ribbentrop and Luther
7. Voices from Nowhere - the 'Concordia' Story
'Black' and 'White' Propaganda
The Beginnings: Radio Stuttgart
'Concordia' is Born
The Battle of France
Build-up to 'Operation Sea Lion'
The 'New British Broadcasting Station'
Switching Masks: 'Workers' Challenge', 'Radio Caledonia', 'Christian Peace Movement'
'Black' Stations for the USA
The Voice of Subject Peoples
1945: The End of all Clandestine Broadcasts
8. The 'Battle Stations' and Radio Arnhem
Front-line Propaganda
The Hilversum Option
'De Notekraker'
A New Start
Radio Arnhem at Work
'Mary of Arnhem' Signs Off Postscript
Notes
Appendix I: Annotated Discography
Appendix II: Propaganda Lyrics
Sources and Bibliography
Index

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