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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


  • War -- Literature.

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Edition Notes

StatementGeorge Orwell ; edited by W.J. West.
SeriesPenguin Twentieth Century Classics
ContributionsWest, W. J., 1942-
The Physical Object
Pagination(336)p. ;
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14949457M
ISBN 100140189106

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THE WAR BROADCASTS is a compendium of the scripts Orwell wrote or performed during his wartime service at the BBC (which was so Byzantine, so oppressive, so Kafka-esque that he ended up using it as the inspiration for the Ministry of Truth in ""); and, more fully, of the various memoranda he wrote while the producer of various programs on 3/5(1). About this Item: Duckworth/BBC, hardback edited and with an introduction by W.J. West. Dates from the years immediately before the publication of Animal Farm and and the material was found in the BBC, where Orwell worked as a Talks producer broadcasting to India in the Eastern Service. Some of the talks are political, many are literary, ranging from . After the war, he wrote for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. His best known works are Animal Farm and His other works include A Clergyman's Daughter, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Road to Wigan Pier, Homage to Catalonia, and Coming Up for Air. The propaganda used by the German Nazi Party in the years leading up to and during Adolf Hitler's leadership of Germany (–) was a crucial instrument for acquiring and maintaining power, and for the implementation of Nazi pervasive use of propaganda by the Nazis is largely responsible for the word "propaganda" itself acquiring its present .

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 presented by Orwell during and The scripts of the war broadcasts and Orwell's correspondence with speakers was suddenly discovered in , long after his death. They provide insight in Orwell's development as a political writer, particularly in becoming the author of the works he is mostly remembered for, nl Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm/5(3). Broadcasts from the World War II years. Share This Collection. Metadata Text contents (no results) News & Public Affairs. Topics & Subjects. Topics & Subjects. World War, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), saj Favorites. David Smith Favorites. BigMike Favorites. Robert_ Favorites. adoogan Favorites. PG Wodehouse has been cleared completely of any impropriety. For those wishing to appraise themselves fully of all the facts then Iain Sproat's excellent book Wodehouse at War is an essential work. To give an overview here is Sproat's excellent article from .

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