Indian National Army

The Free Indian Legion was established by Subhas Chandra Bose, one of the rivals to Mahatma Gandhi’s leadership of the Indian independence movement. In contrast to Gandhi, Bose advocated a more aggressive confrontation with the British authorities. With the outbreak of war in Europe, Bose saw an opportunity to capitalise on Britain’s weakness. In January… Continue reading Indian National Army

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British Free Corps

This article contains MI5’s Report on the British Free Corps (BFC) dated 27 March 1945. The report was produced in Appendix I of Adrian Weale’s book “Renegades: Hitler’s Englishmen” (Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1994 ISBN: 0-297-81488-5). JOHN AMERY THOMAS COOPER WILLIAM PURDY GENERAL HISTORY About May 1943 the Germans announced to Prisoners of War… Continue reading British Free Corps

Wiliam Joyce Extracts

This page contains some extracts from other William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) radio speeches. Due to a ruling made at Joyce’s treason trial, only those speeches he made before 3 July 1940, when his UK Passport expired, were considered acts of treason. THE EXTRACTS Breslau, 5 July 1942:“What is the outlook with regard to this second… Continue reading Wiliam Joyce Extracts

Walter Purdy

Walter Purdy was one of four British Citizens convicted of High Treason after World War Two. The other three were John Amery, William Joyce and Thomas Cooper. THE CASE OF JOHN AMERY THE CASE OF WILLIAM JOYCE THE CASE OF THOMAS COOPER Roy Walter Purdy was born in Barking, Essex, in May 1918. He qualified… Continue reading Walter Purdy

Thomas Cooper

Thomas Cooper was one of four British citizens tried for treason committed during World War Two. The other cases were John Amery, William Joyce and Walter Purdy. THE CASE OF JOHN AMERY THE CASE OF WILLIAM JOYCE THE CASE OF WALTER PURDY Thomas Haller Cooper was born in Chiswick, London, on 29 August 1919. His… Continue reading Thomas Cooper

Joyce’s First Speech

This article contains the text of the first speech made by William Joyce, that was identified as such by the BBC Monitoring Service. Although Joyce began his broadcasts in September 1939, it was not until this broadcast was made on 2 August 1940, that William Joyce’s identity was established. WILLIAM JOYCE’S FIRST SPEECH Britain’s Cowardice… Continue reading Joyce’s First Speech

Roger Casement’s Speech

Following his conviction of High Treason, Roger Casement was asked if he had anything to say before he was sentenced. Roger Casement then made the eloquent speech which is shown below. ROGER CASEMENT’S SPEECH My Lord Chief Justice, as I wish my words to reach a much wider audience than I see before me here,… Continue reading Roger Casement’s Speech

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Norman Baillie-Stewart

Norman Baillie-Stewart was another Englishman who made radio broadcasts for the Germans during World War Two. However, his activities had started well before 1939 and not too longer after Adolf Hitler became German Chancellor in January 1933. During a period of imprisonment at the Tower of London, he became known in the media as the… Continue reading Norman Baillie-Stewart

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Roger Casement

Roger David Casement was born on 1 September 1864, Sandycove, County Dublin. ROGER CASEMENT’S SPEECH Casement was a British consul in Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique; 1895-98), Angola (1898-1900), Congo Free State (1901-04), and Brazil (1906-11). He gained international fame for revealing atrocious cruelty in the exploitation of native labour by white traders in the Congo… Continue reading Roger Casement

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William Joyce

The case of William Joyce must be one of the most famous treason trials in British legal history. Due to the legal issues involved, the case went to the House of Lords (the highest English court). Joyce did not deny that he committed the acts alleged, he denied that he had a duty of allegiance… Continue reading William Joyce