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Hitler's Irishman: The Story of Lord Haw-Haw (2005)

On a bitterly cold morning in January 1946, an Irishman whose voice was as well known as Churchill's, was hanged in England's grim Wandsworth gaol. It was always inconceivable that William ... See full summary »

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Brian Gilbert

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Brian Gilbert

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Mary Kenny Mary Kenny
Heather Iandolo Heather Iandolo
James Clarke James Clarke
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On a bitterly cold morning in January 1946, an Irishman whose voice was as well known as Churchill's, was hanged in England's grim Wandsworth gaol. It was always inconceivable that William Joyce, known to millions as 'Lord Haw-Haw', would escape the death penalty. However, just as with Roger Casement a generation earlier, it took considerable legal ingenuity on the part of the British establishment to ensure that Joyce was hanged. Lord Haw-Haw was the classic traitor. Broadcasting to millions from Nazi Germany, he played a part in sapping the collective spirit of wartime Britain. A grotesque figure, laughed at but secretly feared, his psychological defiance was mythologised by prolonged wartime anxiety. Hitler's Irishman: The Story of Lord Haw-Haw is a documentary by noted British feature film director, Brian Gilbert, for whom the story of William Joyce has been a lifelong obsession. In all Gilbert's work (e.g. 'Wilde', 'Tom and Viv', 'Not Without My Daughter'), he has sought to peel ... Written by Fastnet

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Country:

Ireland | UK

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English

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8 May 2005 (Ireland) See more »

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Ireland See more »

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EUR142,000 (estimated)
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Fastnet Films See more »
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