[Marxism] Churchill's Empire

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 08:58:43 MDT 2010


Unfortunately it's subscriber only, but if you can get it it's worth
reading the review in LRB of the book below for differing class
responses to BBC broadcasts trying to inspire Brits to fight harder in
World War II. The punchline is that government agents assigned to
listen to citizen reaction to such broadcasts found uniformly that
workers resented patronizing upper-class appeals, and said "we're
ready to fight, get off your blooming arses and organize us, even
discipline us, into a force to fight the fascists!"

July 8, 2010 issue, Bernard Porter,
    * Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain’s
Finest Hour May-September 1940 edited by Paul Addison and Jeremy Crang




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