William Joyce, who was "Lord Haw-Haw" to British wartime listeners, now silenced and under arrest, lies in an ambulance under armed guard before being taken from British Second Army Headquarters to a hospital.
William Joyce (politician) "Lord Haw Haw" - famed for his "Germany Calling, Germany Calling" broadcasts. Executed for treason at Wandsworth prison, January 3 1946. Albert Pierrepoint the hangman said Joyce's last words were "I think we better have this on, you know".
28 May 45: Brooklyn-born William Joyce, German propagandist whoseabsurd broadcasts to Britain earned him the nickname "Lord Haw Haw" is shot in the buttocks and captured by British troops. He will be hanged by the British as a traitor on 03 Jan 46, being taken to owe allegiance to the UK by his possession of a British passport, a document to which, ironically, he was not entitled. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0528&s=450528 #WWII
Albert-Pierrepoint, executioner. Among the notable people he hanged: concentration camp guards - Juana Bormann (Auschwitz), Irma Grese (Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz, aged 22), Elisabeth Volkenrath (Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz); Josef Kramer (Camp Commandant at Belsen); "Lord Haw-Haw", William Joyce, convicted as a traitor and executed at Wandsworth, 3 January 1946; Bruno Tesch, co-inventor of the insecticide Zyklon B used in the Holocaust. Source: Wikipedia
Listening to Lord Haw Haw’s broadcasts (which famously always began with the words “Germany Calling, Germany Calling”) was officially discouraged, although incredibly about 60% of the population tuned in after the BBC news every night. The BBC’s output at the beginning of the war was said to have been exceedingly dreary (plus ca change) and the British public seemed to prefer being shocked rather than bored. Lord Haw Haw’s over-the-top and sneering attacks on the British establishment…