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

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.xi) List of Illustrations

(p.xi) List of Illustrations

The War of Words
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Items marked with an asterisk are reproduced by permission of the BBC.

‘The Secret Hope’. Drawing by E. H. Shepard from Punch, 13 Aug. 1941


(By permission of Punch)

PLATES between pages 286 and 287

  1. 1. The Board of Governors, Mar. 1943

    (By permission of the Radio Times Hulton Picture Library)

  2. 2. Listening in 1941

    1. (a) and (b) A broadcast by Churchill

      (By permission of the Radio Times Hulton Picture Library)

    2. * (c) A school broadcast

  3. 3. Cross listening

    1. (a) ‘Try some of the German stations—we might get a crooner.’ Cartoon from Punch, 19 Aug. 1942

      (By permission of Punch)

    2. (b) ‘I always leave it tuned-in to Berlin—and waste the enemy's fuel.’ Cartoon from Punch, 16 Dec. 1942

      (By permission of Punch)

  4. 4. At the microphone

    1. (a) Churchill

      (By permission of Fox Photos Ltd.)

    2. * (b) J. B. Priestley

  5. 5. Battle of Britain interviews

    1. * (a) A US serviceman in the City of London, interviewed by Robin Duff, 1942

    2. * (b) A Chelsea Pensioner, interviewed by Wynford Vaughan Thomas, 1941

  6. * 6. The Council Chamber, Broadcasting House, after bombing, Dec. 1940

  7. 7. Home-front listening

    (By permission of Punch)

    1. (a) ‘News in Norwegian—don't want to listen to that, do we?’ Punch, 7 Apr. 1943

    2. (p.xii) (b) ‘I wonder how many of you spotted the mistake in yesterday's recipe?’ Punch, 15 Dec. 1943

    3. (c) ‘… and in the beautiful second movement comes a passage in which the strings make a last appeal to us to use cold water for washing.’ Punch, 12 Aug. 1942

  8. 8. Sounds of war

    1. * (a) Ed Murrow interviews a British seaman

    2. * (b) BBC recording engineer on board a minesweeper

    3. * (c) Art Feldman (NBC) with BBC recording engineer in a Flying Fortress

  9. 9. Broadcasting techniques

    1. * (a) Women technical assistants prepare a steel tape recording machine

    2. * (b) The London Transcription Service

    3. * (c) Marking a passage in a recorded speech by Hitler

  10. 10. Light entertainment

    1. * (a) Workers' Playtime

    2. * (b) Bing Crosby and Tommy Handley

  11. 11. Behind the news

    1. * (a) A European news copy taster dictates a news ‘flash’

    2. * (b) BBC Monitoring Service: the Editorial Room

  12. 12. A trio of broadcasters

    1. * (a) King George VI

    2. * (b) General de Gaulle

    3. * (c) The Soviet Ambassador, M. Maisky

  13. 13. Broadcasting fantasies

    (By permission of London Express News and Feature Services)

    1. (a) Programme Parade. Daily Express, 26 June 1942

    2. (b) Featuring Radio Westminster. Sunday Dispatch, 25 Jan. 1942

  14. 14. The High Command

    1. * (a) J. B. Clark

    2. * (b) Robert Foot and Sir Cecil Graves

  15. 15. The Forces listening

    1. * (a) Major Longland talks it over

    2. (b) ‘Record Time.’ Punch, 17 Nov. 1943

      (By permission of Punch)

    3. (p.xiii) (c) The Forces Programme

      (By permission of the Sport and General Press Agency Ltd.)

  16. 16. The Army entertains—and learns

    1. (a) ‘Private Smith Entertains’

      (By permission of Syndication International)

    2. * (b) An Army Discussion Group

  17. 17. Messages across the seas

    1. * (a) Parents in London talk to their children in Australia and New Zealand

    2. * (b) Nursing sisters in the Middle East record for ‘Messages Home’

  18. 18. Back to the land

    1. * (a) A Sussex farmworker in ‘Transatlantic Call’

    2. * (b) The Radio Allotment

  19. 19. With the Forces, 1943–4

    1. * (a) W. J. Haley in Italy with Denis Johnston and Frank Gillard

    2. (b) Margaret Hubble announcing in the AEF Programme

      (By permission of the Radio Times Hulton Picture Library)

  20. 20. Les Français parlent aux Français

    1. (a) Booklet of songs by Maurice van Moppès dropped over France

    2. * (b) Some members of the ‘Team’, 1944

  21. 21. The Resistance vindicated

    1. * (a) Two Belgian Programme Organizers: V. A. de Laveleye (French) and Nand Geersens (Flemish)

    2. (b) British soldiers in France listen to a receiver hidden from the Germans, June 1944

      (By permission of the Imperial War Museum)

  22. 22. At the Front, September 1944

    1. * (a) Stanley Maxted recording ‘War Report’ at Arnhem

    2. * (b) Pierre Bourdan and Pierre Gosset after their escape from the Germans

  23. * 23. Sir Henry Wood amid the ruins of the Queen's Hall

  24. * 24. Broadcasting House on VE Day


  1. 1. Wartime utility receiver 62

    (By permission of Rank Bush Murphy Ltd.)

  2. (p.xiv) 2. Extract from a broadcast by Churchill, 1 Oct. 1939 108

  3. 3. ‘Billy Brown of London Town’ 146

    (By permission of London Transport)

  4. 4. French Micro-soldat radio 205

    (From the French magazine Toute la Radio)

  5. 5. Extract from a contemporary English translation of a broadcast by General de Gaulle on 22 June 1940 224

  6. 6. Three drawings by Jean Oberlé from Les Chansons de Pierre Dac à la Radio de Londres 403

    (By permission of Éditions Masspacher, Paris)

  7. * 7. Internal BBC correspondence about lack of Government guidance 476

  8. * 8. The Director-General's Message to BBC Staff on VE Day 642

Note All references to volumes in the History of Broadcasting refer to the five-volume series issued in 1995.