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Tokyo Rose / An American Patriot: A Dual Biography
Tokyo Rose / An American Patriot explores the parallel lives of World War II legend Tokyo Rose and a Japanese American woman named Iva Toguri. Trapped in Tokyo during the war and forced to broadcast on Japanese radio, Toguri nonetheless refused to renounce her U.S. citizenship and surreptitiously aided Allied POWs. Despite these patriotic actions, she foolishly identified ...more
Hardcover, 522 pages
Published January 29th 2010 by Scarecrow Press
(first published 2009)
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Early in 1942, US and British intelligence became concerned by reports that a sultry-voiced Dragon Lady was broadcasting on Japanese Radio, taunting Allied soldiers with advance knowledge of their locations and plans. Since US and Australian listening stations transcribed everything broadcast, this was easily disproved, although movies and military urban legends continued the stories of "Tokyo Rose." In Occupied Japan, American authorities discovered several women working for Radio Zero, includi ...more