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Discord, 1932–35

Simon J. Potter

in Broadcasting Empire: The BBC and the British World, 1922-1970

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199568963
eISBN:
9780191741821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568963.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

During the early 1930s, governments created more powerful public broadcasting authorities in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, including the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC), the ... More


Attack by Radio

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter highlights the role of radio broadcasting in the success of Germany's blitzkrieg attack in western Europe. Many analysts attributed the success of the blitzkrieg to the success of the ... More


Prospect and Retrospect

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0026
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the key changes in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 1926. After the governors of the new corporation were announced, artists and speakers were advised to use the ... More


The People's Radio: The BBC and its Audience, 1939–1945

Siân Nicholas

in ‘Millions Like Us’?: British Culture in the Second World War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237631
eISBN:
9781846312489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312489.003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the wartime audiences of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It explains that during the war the function of the radio broadcasting changed from a provider of private or ... More


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