William Joyce Biography
(American-Irish Fascist Known for Broadcasting German Propaganda in World War II)
Birthday: April 24, 1906 (Taurus)
Born In: New York, New York, United States
William Brooke Joyce, also known as “Lord Haw-Haw,” was an American-born British fascist politician who served as a ‘Nazi’ propaganda broadcaster to the British audience during the Second World War. Joyce got introduced to fascism as a student and later became involved with Oswald Mosley’s ‘British Union of Fascists.’ He also launched the short-lived political party called the ‘National Socialist League.’ An American citizen by birth, Joyce obtained a British passport and went to Berlin, Germany. There, he appeared on the radio show ‘Germany Calling’ as part of Joseph Goebbels’s ‘Reich Ministry of Propaganda’ and evolved as a hit broadcaster in spreading ‘Nazi’ propaganda in Britain. He was elevated to the position of chief commentator of the English language service. The sneering character of his speeches earned him the name “Lord Haw-Haw.” After the outbreak of the Second World War, Joyce’s broadcasts became less entertaining and more violent and anti-British, highlighting the military strength of Germany and advising the British to surrender. These were perceived by the British citizens as legitimate threats to Britain and other ‘Allied’ nations. He was later captured by the British forces. He was then tried, convicted of one count of high treason, sentenced to death, and executed.