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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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D-Day and After

D-Day and After

2. D-Day and After
The War of Words

Asa Briggs

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) broadcasting during and after D-Day. It discusses the BBC's creation of War Reports, which was first introduced by John Snagge. This programme was essentially personal and informal, and was listened to by an audience of ten to fifteen million in Great Britain and thousands overseas. This chapter also explores the war of words between German and BBC broadcasters and highlights the Ministry of Information of announcement of the official start of VE Day on May 8, 1945.

Keywords:   D-Day, War Reports, John Snagge, Ministry of Information, VE Day

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