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Broadcasting Carries On! Asa Briggs and the History of the Wartime BBC



In 1970 Asa Briggs published The War of Words, his history of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) during the Second World War and the third volume of his monumental history of broadcasting in the UK. Forty years later it remains the definitive account, not just of a broadcasting service at war, but of a key national institution at a defining historical moment.


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