RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 35620242 LA English T1 Hitler's airwaves : the inside story of Nazi radio broadcasting and propaganda swing A1 Bergmeier, H. J. P., Lotz, Rainer E., PB Yale University Press PP New Haven YR 1997 SN 0300067097 9780300067095 AB Hitler's Airwaves sets Goebbels' propaganda orchestra, a swing band fronted by the crooner, Karl ('Charlie') Schwedler, within the context of the Reich Ministry for Propaganda. The first book-length study of the full extent of the Nazi propaganda effort, it draws on a vast array of newly-available material: interviews with contemporaries and treason trial transcripts, the private archive of Roderich Dietze, wartime head of German radio's English-language service, reports of the BBC's monitoring service, recently declassified FBI and MI5 files, and documents in the Bonn Foreign Ministry, the Budesarchiv and the former Berlin Document Centre. Bergmeier and Lotz explore the origins of subversive radio broadcasting, describe the establishment of Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry and the rapid growth of its foreign-language broadcasting division, and provide the most detailed anatomy we have of its organisation, operation and personnel. They examine the workings of the so-called 'Secret Stations', ostensibly run by opposition groups broadcasting from inside target countries, but actually located in the Berlin Olympic stadium. And they reveal the ingenious scam of Radio Arnhem which, for several months in 1944-45, the Germans passed off a genuine Allied forces programme.