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The War of WordsThe History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129567

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.001.0001

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(p.2) 1. Perspectives
The War of Words

Asa Briggs

Oxford University Press

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of broadcasting in Great Britain from 1939 to 1945. This book evaluates the impact of World War 2 on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the role of broadcasting in war propaganda. It provides a detailed examination of domestic themes from international aspects of broadcasting and describes how the programmes and organizational structure of the BBC changed because of the war.

Keywords:   broadcasting, history, Great Britain, World War 2, war propaganda, programmes, BBC, organizational structure

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