On 3 September 1939 Britain went to war with Hitler’s Germany. In the fight against fascism, broadcasting played a starring role: as informant, morale-booster, propaganda weapon. Eighty years on, the BBC has opened up its the archives to shed new light on how the BBC shaped the experience of war – and how the war transformed the BBC in return.
'The 100 Voices that Made the BBC' is part of the Connected Histories of the BBC project. This project is led by the University of Sussex, in partnership with the BBC, Mass Observation, the Science Museum Group and the British Entertainment History Project. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The material in this edition is curated and written by David Hendy and Alban Webb from the University of Sussex, with additional material from John Escolme (BBC).
For more information visit the 100 voices that made the BBC website.