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Who was Tokyo Rose?
 
According to Wikipedia: Tokyo Rose was a generic name given by Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II to any of approximately a dozen English-speaking female broadcasters of Japanese propaganda.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Rose
   
According to Bio-True Story

Iva Toguri, better known as “Tokyo Rose,” was born in Los Angeles on July 4, 1916. After college, she visited Japan and was stranded there after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Forced to renounce her U.S. citizenship, Toguri found work in radio and was asked to host “Zero Hour,” a propaganda and entertainment program aimed at U.S. soldiers. After the war, she was returned to the U.S. and convicted of treason, serving 6 years in prison.

President Gerald Ford pardoned Tokyo Rose in 1976 and she died in 2006.

 

http://www.biography.com/people/tokyo-rose-37481

 

To hear a Zero Hour broadcast

on September 19, 1944

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