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"Tokyo Rose" - WW2 Traitor or Victim?

Jun 04, 2021
During World War II, the Axis and the Allies engaged in propaganda in an attempt to undermine the will of others to fight. One of the most effective ways to reach enemy troops and civilians was through radio transmissions. The Germans used a variety of British

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s to transmit Nazi information. propaganda and perhaps best known to British audiences was Lord Horhore, the cover name of an American-born Irish fascist called William Joyce, who made some regular, disturbing broadcasts and a mocking upper-class English voice that was particularly notorious for the scare of the German invasion in 1940 and the bombing of London that followed Joyce was captured in May 1945 and subsequently controversially tried and hanged as a

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, although it emerged that he actually held a British passport fraudulently and had been born in the city. from New York, which made him an American citizen until he adopted German nationality during the war the Germans employed traitor men and women and my American audience may have heard of axis sally, a cover name for a series of traitor women who They broadcast for the Nazis, but were most closely associated with Mildred Gilles of Portland Maine, who was imprisoned in 1949 for treason, but what about the Pacific campaign?
tokyo rose   ww2 traitor or victim
Any American veteran of that terrible campaign would remember the voice of Tokyo Rose, a female voice that came to represent Japanese villainy, but Tokyo Rose was a traitor. It has been discovered that there was not a single Tokyo. Rose with several Japanese Americans who broadcast, but one woman in particular was dubbed Tokyo Rose by the American media. Her name was Eva Taguri. So what kind of program did Tuguri broadcast? it certainly wasn't william joyce's mocking anti-ally propaganda nor was it his particularly sophisticated program mixed with a friendly female voice with jokes and popular music hello, you're fighting in the pacific houston this is after your weekend annie returns to the air strictly under uranus reception is fine, it better be because these are all requests, but already I have a pretty nice schedule for my favorite little family as they wander around making hits on the Pacific island.
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The first request is made by none other than the boss and guess what you want, Bonnie Baker and my listeners too, mom, what taste do you have? Cersei said Taguri's transmissions. They were popular among the Gi in the Pacific and were all made after Japan had lost the strategic initiative and the United States was beginning to push the Japanese perimeter back in its island-hopping campaign. the music it transmitted was especially welcomed by the gis, not to mention the voice of a young woman who was both humorous and a little playful greetings to all this is your number one enemy your favorite playmate or fernand to radio

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the little ones some beans and throats you would like to touch we are ready again for a cruel assault on your morale 75 minutes of music and news for our friends eileen our enemies in the south pacific well how are my dear little goats tonight full of beer and villagers?
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I know you still hate us, but don't let that take over these questions, it poisons the whole system. What I need is some good guys, I mean, solid, helps you relax, ready, okay, here's the first floor in your morale, whose eyes roll and sing, hey pop, I don't want to go to work. Taguri's program called Zero Hour contained no direct attacks on the United States, the reason for this was because its producer was an Australian Army major named Charles Primos who had been captured at the fall of Singapore in February 1942 and in 1943 forced to assist in the transmission of the

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of Tokyo by Japanese cousins ​​who worked under duress. preparing the programs by two other prisoners of war, captain wallace ince of the us army and lieutenant norman reyes of the philippine army.
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So who was Taguri? She was born in Los Angeles in 1916, the daughter of Japanese immigrants. Her upbringing was all-American, girl scout and church. -became a Christian, graduated from UCLA in 1941 with a degree in zoology on a trip to Japan in July 1941 to visit a sick relative, traveled with an identification certificate and not a passport hoping to return to the states in August, she applied for a passport at the US embassy. Her application went to the state department once Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Her application was rejected and she was found abandoned in Japan. Interestingly, the Japanese tried to pressure him into renouncing his American citizenship, which he refused.
Instead, she was allowed to do some clerical work in Tokyo to support herself and eventually moved to work at Radio Tokyo as a typist in November 1943. The Japanese secret police, the Kempeitai, selected Taguri to become a radio show host. . The instigation of the older cousins ​​determined that the broadcast she was forced to do would be quite ridiculous and ridiculous for a Western audience and he believed that Taguri's voice would be perfect for such a program. Taguri already knew the older cousins ​​and the captain. After the war it was learned that Taguri had smuggled some food to them as prisoners of war held at the radio station, in fact it appears that although Taguri would become closely associated with Tokyo Rose Supracay, she remained a loyal American citizen and her cousins ​​and relatives were able to produce programs that any American listener would watch.
As they largely lacked enemy propaganda value, the three were playing a dangerous game, but the Japanese station chiefs never realized what the cousins ​​and taguri ints were doing and therefore the kempei thai never He punished them between the summer of 1943 and the Japanese surrender. In August 1945, Taguri made approximately 340 broadcasts for the Japanese. She never called herself Tokyo Rose, instead she used the name Orphan Annie, but even though Taguri's transmissions were essentially harmless, she found herself in trouble when Japan surrendered. American reporters scrambled to find and interview Tokyo Rose. Offering up to two thousand dollars for her cooperation, she wanted to use the money to return to her home in Los Angeles and volunteered, but she was arrested in Yokohama and imprisoned while an investigation into her alleged betrayal was conducted. .
The problem for both General Macarthur's headquarters in Japan and the FBI, which launched a five-year investigation, was the lack of incriminating evidence against Taguri. Her scripts had been written for her by coerced Allied prisoners of war and she herself had been pressured to broadcast by her circumstances in 1943. She was not an ideologue. In 1948 Taguri was transferred to San Francisco where she was formally accused of treason, a crime that carried the death penalty. She had undoubtedly aided the government of Japan against the United States and was eventually tried for eight counts of treason. I totally say I enjoyed entertaining Ugi and as for the news announcements contained, I admit it was a little confusing at times and I often wondered how many times American feat was going to fight before the show was over.
Her defense team was led by Wayne. collins, a lawyer who had a history of defending the rights of Japanese Americans following the forced internment of all Japanese Americans in special camps during the war. A highly controversial order issued by President Roosevelt that remains a contentious issue even today. Her older cousins ​​were witnesses for the defense after she was acquitted of treason by Australia in 1946. In the end, Tiguri was found guilty of a single charge: having made a radio broadcast during which she had mentioned the loss of ships after the battle. of leyte golf in 1944, however this accusation is disputed as no record could be found in any of his radio show scripts.
It appeared that some undue influence and coercion had been applied to both the jury and the court to find her guilty and make an example of her. Fined ten thousand dollars and sentenced to ten years in prison, she was paroled and released in 1956. In 1977, Taguri received a presidential pardon from Gerald Ford on her last day in office and her citizenship was restored. Taguri died in Chicago. in September 2006 at the age of 90. ...her role as

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has been dramatized many times since the war and, regardless of the truth of her actions, she has been portrayed as an evil spokesperson for japanese imperialism, in reality the taguri cousins ​​and ins actually handle it quite well the difficult situation in which they found themselves. and the propaganda value of zero hour ended up being appropriately zero thanks for watching, subscribe and share and also visit my audiobook channel War Stories with Mark Felton.
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