Hitler Radio written by Nathan Morley and published by Amberley Publishing – £20.00 – Hardback – Pages 287
The first in-depth look at German home service radio stations, this is a fascinating insight into how the Nazi war machine sought to shape public opinion at home and abroad. Based on original research and unlimited access to German archives, Radio Hitler is an important new addition to the literature surrounding Nazi Germany.
What struck me about this book was how much time, effort and money was put into German Radio even before the Nazi Party got its hands on it. What’s more the amount of research and detailed knowledge went into the book made me really love reading it because I was getting so much out of it.
Each chapter covers a different subject from before the war to just after. Such as the Berlin Olympics, Germany Calling, Poland, Farewell America and Hitler’s Winning Streak. Not wanting to give much away but it was surprising to find out how comprehensive German radio was and advanced in comparison to other countries. Also the quiet way Nazi party beliefs seeped through the radio and into the public consciousness.
In conclusion, this is a very good read and so informative so much so I intend to read this book again soon. If you want WWII history from a slightly different angle, then this is the book. My thanks to Phillip from Amberley Publishing for letting me review this book.