The War Commentaries Book by George Orwell

The War Commentaries Book by George Orwell

The War Commentaries

These 49 talks, written in part delivered by Orwell from 12 20 41, to 3 13 1943, over the BBC, were designed to counter the lies misrepresentations being broadcast via Axis radio stations West has restored most of the passages that were deleted by the Ministry of Information censor provides clarifying footnotes, some of which identify clear foreshadowing These 49 talks, written in part delivered by Orwell from 12 20 41, to 3 13 1943, over the BBC, were designed to counter the lies misrepresentations being broadcast via Axis radio stations West has restored most of the passages that were deleted by the Ministry of Information censor provides clarifying footnotes, some of which identify clear foreshadowings of the novelist s Nineteen Eighty Four Orwell not only reported on weekly developments in the main theaters of war but on campaigns such as the invasion of Madagascar early raids on the coast of Europe The commentaries are followed by an appendix containing a selection of Axis broadcasts, including a German account of the British victory at El Alamein a talk by Lord Haw Haw on the Communist threat to Great Britain Admirers of Orwell will be interested to see how a writer of his stature perceived the war as it progressed week by week The texts of his talks the Axis broadcasts in the appendix provide a rare look at a propaganda war

Title : The War Commentaries
Author :  George Orwell
Language : English
Isbn : 0394557018
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 256 pages

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