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Lord Haw Haw Recordings

In WWII, William Joyce moved from England to support fascist Germany by playing the propaganda role of Lord Haw-Haw and attempted to discourage and demoralize English Speaking Allied troops.

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Lord Haw HawWilliam Joyce was born in Brooklyn, his father an Irish Catholic and his mother Anglican. When he was a small boy, the family returned to Galway, Ireland, where as a Catholic, an Anglican and a Yank all at the same time, Joyce was doomed to be an outsider. He attended Catholic schools but, unusual for Irish Catholics, supported a union between Ireland and England. He was said to have aided the Royal Irish Constabulary (The Black and Tans) which put him at odds with the local fighters in the IRA.

In 1921, Joyce realized that leaving Ireland for England would be good for his health. He joined the Worcestershire Regiment, but was drummed out when it was discovered that he had lied about his age. He then began Officer Training at the University of London, and while attending classes he developed an interest in Fascism. While speaking at a Conservative Party Function, Joyce was attacked and slashed with a razor. He always claimed that the nasty scar was from Jewish Communists.

During the Thirties, Joyce was a rising star in the British Union of Fascists (BUF) and known as an effective orator. However, he was not well liked within the ranks of the Union, and when it was time to reduce staff, Joyce got the sack. Just before War was declare, Joyce received word that his activities with the BUF were still enough for him to be interred, so he skipped the country.

He became a naturalized citizen of Germany in 1940, but was unable to find a job until a chance meeting took him to the studios of German State Radio, where his talents as an orator and pro Fascist were recognized. The moniker “Lord Haw-Haw” was initially hung on another broadcaster, Wolf Mittler. Joyce took over the Haw-Haw role while Mittler began working more closely with Axis Sally, Mildred Villars.

The Lord Haw-Haw character affected an “Upper crust” accent, played for maximum comic effect, with words like “So you British think you can defeat the superior German forces?! Haw-Haw!” Although there had been a number of other anonymous Lord Haw-Haw broadcasters, Joyce actually identified himself personally to listeners. His voice was too distinctive to disguise, due to a nasal twang, the result of a school yard brawl.

Haw Haw captured by British ForcesJoyce made his final Lord Haw-Haw broadcast on April 30, 1945, during the Battle of Berlin, drunkenly and defiantly going of the air with “Heil Hitler and farewell”. The next day, the Radio Hamburg facility was behind Allied lines. On May 28, Joyce was captured near the Danish border. When Intelligence soldiers thought he was reaching for a gun (he was reaching for a false passport), they shot him in the buttocks.

Joyce was tried for treason at Old Bailey for High Treason. His defense team argued that since he was born American, had lived in Ireland and was a citizen of Germany, he could not have committed treason against England. However, since he carried a British passport while he was broadcasting, he was entitled to diplomatic protection as a British subject, and therefore the courts found that he did indeed owe allegiance to the Crown. He was hanged at Wandsworth Prison on January 3, 1946.

As was customary, his remains were buried in an unmarked grave within the prison walls, although in 1976 his body was exhumed and reinterred in Galway, Ireland.

For more WWII era Axis proganda also: Tokyo Rose, Axis Sally, and Charlie and his Orchestra.

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    16 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 38 min
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      16 shows - total playtime 2 hours 38 minutes
      1. 400000 LordHawHaw-NaziInvasionUkOranFrenchSurrender.mp3
      2. 400216 Lord Haw Haw The Altmark Incident.mp3
      3. 400227 Lord Haw Haw British Minister Misinformation.mp3
      4. 400409 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-DenmarkNorway.mp3
      5. 400413 Lord Haw Haw Russofinnish War Concluded.mp3
      6. 400416 Lord Haw Haw Scandinavian UD 'Schmidt Smith'.mp3
      7. 400528 Lord Haw Haw Holland Belgium Invaded.mp3
      8. 400621 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-BritishInvasionLooms.mp3
      9. 400621 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-TheFallOfFrance.mp3
      10. 400628 Rsh Lord Haw Haw British Invasion Looms.mp3
      11. 411228 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-GermanyCalling Pt 1.mp3
      12. 411228 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-GermanyCalling Pt 2.mp3
      13. 411228 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-GermanyCalling-Hello.mp3
      14. Haw Haw Last Broadcast.mp3
      15. HawHaw-NYTimesReportsExeterDamaged.mp3
      16. Nazi Wireless Propaganda.mp3
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    16 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 38 min
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      16 shows - total playtime 2 hours 38 minutes
      1. 400000 LordHawHaw-NaziInvasionUkOranFrenchSurrender.mp3
      2. 400216 Lord Haw Haw The Altmark Incident.mp3
      3. 400227 Lord Haw Haw British Minister Misinformation.mp3
      4. 400409 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-DenmarkNorway.mp3
      5. 400413 Lord Haw Haw Russofinnish War Concluded.mp3
      6. 400416 Lord Haw Haw Scandinavian UD 'Schmidt Smith'.mp3
      7. 400528 Lord Haw Haw Holland Belgium Invaded.mp3
      8. 400621 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-BritishInvasionLooms.mp3
      9. 400621 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-TheFallOfFrance.mp3
      10. 400628 Rsh Lord Haw Haw British Invasion Looms.mp3
      11. 411228 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-GermanyCalling Pt 1.mp3
      12. 411228 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-GermanyCalling Pt 2.mp3
      13. 411228 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-GermanyCalling-Hello.mp3
      14. Haw Haw Last Broadcast.mp3
      15. HawHaw-NYTimesReportsExeterDamaged.mp3
      16. Nazi Wireless Propaganda.mp3
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    16 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 38 min

    Disc A001

    1. Haw Haw Last Broadcast
    2. HawHaw-NYTimesReportsExeterDamaged
    3. Nazi Wireless Propaganda
    4. 400000 LordHawHaw-NaziInvasionUkOranFrenchSurrender
    5. 400216 Lord Haw Haw The Altmark Incident
    6. 400227 Lord Haw Haw British Minister Misinformation
    7. 400409 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-DenmarkNorway
    8. 400413 Lord Haw Haw Russofinnish War Concluded
    9. 400416 Lord Haw Haw Scandinavian UD 'Schmidt Smith'

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    Disc A002

    1. 400528 Lord Haw Haw Holland Belgium Invaded
    2. 400621 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-BritishInvasionLooms
    3. 400621 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-TheFallOfFrance
    4. 400628 Rsh Lord Haw Haw British Invasion Looms
    5. 411228 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-GermanyCalling Pt 1

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    Disc A003

    1. 411228 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-GermanyCalling Pt 2
    2. 411228 LordHawHawwilliamJoyce-GermanyCalling-Hello

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