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Thread: Nazi Irish-language broadcasts: Glaoch ón Tríú Reich

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    We're all familiar with Lord Haw Haw, but an interesting TG4 documentary about Hans Hartmann, who came to Ireland to study Old Irish, before returning to Berlin and setting up a radio station broadcasting as Gaeilge. Two-thirds of Irish were neutral but pro-Allies, but it's clear from the interviews that there was a significant undercurrent of sympathy with the Germans, if not necessarily espousing their politics.
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    It's a very interesting programme. Far better than RTE 1's bill of fare.
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    Another cracking programme from TG4, where would we be culturally without them; I had no idea that this section of the Nazi propaganda machine existed, and I've studied quite a lot relating to Nazi Germany. Dr. Wigger's level of Irish, and accent, put most of the country to shame.

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    Oddly during WW2 the BBC put out a regular news programme in Welsh - all over the UK - not just in Wales.

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    Interesting program. The German presenter was clearly upset at times; the legacy of the war continues to haunt that country

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloatingVoterTralee View Post
    Two-thirds of Irish were neutral but pro-Allies,
    Where do you get this from?

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    Francis Stuart, one of our most renowned writers was also sending pro-German broadcasts to Ireland from Berlin.
    Seems radio broadcasts was the Internet of the day.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Stuart

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    Where was the harbour he was taking depth soundings,bad eggs the lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cai View Post
    Oddly during WW2 the BBC put out a regular news programme in Welsh - all over the UK - not just in Wales.
    After Irish Independence, Ireland started a weekly programme in Welsh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic_critic2 View Post
    Where do you get this from?
    One of the interviewees themselves threw the estimate out in the course of the programme.
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