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Discusses how the BBC counteracted Nazi radio propaganda broadcasts, and gathers radio scripts Orwell wrote between 1941 and 1943
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These 49 talks, written and in part delivered by Orwell from December 20, 1941, to March 13, 1943, over the BBC, were designed to counter the lies and misrepresentations being broadcast via Axis radio stations. West has restored most of the passages that were deleted by the Ministry of Information censor and provides clarifying footnotes, some of which identify clear foreshadowings of the novelist's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell not only reported on weekly developments in the main theaters of war but on campaigns such as the invasion of Madagascar and early raids on the coast of Europe. The commentaries are followed by an appendix containing a selection of Axis broadcasts, including a German account of the British victory at El-Alamein and a talk by "Lord Haw-Haw" on the Communist threat to Great Britain. Admirers of Orwell will be interested to see how a writer of his stature perceived the war as it progressed week by week. The texts of Orwell's talks and the Axis broadcasts in the appendix provide a rare look at a propaganda war.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description British Broadcasting Corp, 1985. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0715620738-2-4
Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1985. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Book is tight & clean/unmarked text- barely read, DJ has bright appearance with price clip- a very nice book !. Seller Inventory # 038122
Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1988. Condition: Poor. This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy.No dust jacket. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,600grams, ISBN:0715620738. Seller Inventory # 2755731
Book Description Duckworth, London, 1985. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st edition, large 8vo, 248pp, VG Copy in VG DJ Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 36389
Book Description published by Duckworth and the British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985, 1985. Condition: see description. first edition, 8vo, 248pp, on the front endpapers a sketch-map of A World at War 1942 shaded to show the Neutral zones and those of the Allies and of the Axis, on the back endpapers a globe-shaped map showing the changes in 1943, publisher's boards, title gilt on spine, illustrated dw, signature on front free endpaper otherwise almost as new. Seller Inventory # 92871
Book Description Duckworth, 1985. Hardback. Condition: VERY GOOD. 1985. Duckworth. First. Hardcover. Book-VG. DJ-VG, minor edgewear. 9.5x6.25. 248pp. Endpaper maps. Seller Inventory # 1538998
Book Description Duckworth/BBC Books, London, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. This is a Fine Copy of this Book in Publisher's black cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Fine Dust-Jacket,with no chips or tears to the outer edges of the wrapper.Not price clipped and this copy has no previous inscriptions present.8vo 248pp First Edition. Seller Inventory # 18942
Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION with dust jacket - rare and collectable - will send out 1 st class post. Seller Inventory # mon0000086273
Book Description Duckworth/British Broadcasting Corporation, London England, 1985. Cloth. Condition: Very Good/Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. This volume contains the lost texts of Orwell's radio commentaries on the Second World War, recently discovered by W. J. West in the BBC archives. They form the first large-scale unpublished work of Orwell's to appear since his early death in 1950. Transmitted weekly - from December 1941, immediately after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour, to February 1943 when the tide had finally turned in the Allies' favour - they cover the most critical period of the war. The editor's notes supply all necessary background details, including many facts that were not known to Orwell and his colleages at the time. Orwell's text is given in full; passages deleted by the censor have been restored where legible. Today's readers could hardly have a better, or more vivid, account of this crucial period in human history as seen by contemporaries. Very slight shelf wear to top edge of D/J. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 019143
Book Description Duckworth / BBC, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1988 Duckworth & BBC hardback with 248 pages. Dust jacket with light shelf wear and faint water stain to front top edge otherwise lightly used with price unclipped and no inscription. Pages clean with no folds or creases looking little read>Clean, solidly bound, lightly used copy. Seller Inventory # 145765