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The war broadcasts

Author: George Orwell; William J West
Publisher: London [u.a.] : Penguin Books, 1987.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume, with its companion "The War Commentaries", re-creates the grim purposeful mood of Britain between Dunkirk and D-Day. The book brings together all the surviving BBC talks written and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Orwell; William J West
ISBN: 0140189106 9780140189100
OCLC Number: 632531528
Description: 307 S. : ill.
Contents: Part 1: money and guns; British rations and the submarine war; the meaning of sabotage; "Voice", a poetry magazine edited by George Orwell; story by five authors - George Orwell, L.A.G. Strong, Inez Holden, Martin Armstrong and E.M. Forster; Jonathan Swift - an imaginary interview; Edmund Blunden; Bernar dshaw; Jack London; english poetry since 1900; "Crainquebille" by anatole France, adapted by George Orwell; "A slip under the Microscope" by H.G. Wells, adapted by George Orwell; "Macbeth", a commentary by George Orwell; "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Andersen, adapted by George Orwell; "Lady Windermere's Fan" a commentary by George Orwell. Part 2 Letters. Appendices: censorship at the BBC in wartime; Indian Section programmes produced by Orwell; the principles of Axis and Allied propaganda; Kingsley Martin and the BBC.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics
Responsibility: George Orwell. Ed ; with an introd. by W.J. West.


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