Judith Keene


On her book Treason on the Airwaves: Three Allied Broadcasters on Axis Radio During World War Two

Cover Interview of May 01, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Three historical cases of traitors and trials.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Although the treason laws in Britain, Australia and the United States were much the same, and the behavior of the three appeared similar, the outcome of their trials was determined by a conjunction of popular emotion and post war politics.”

On the second:

“I found these vivid individuals as engrossing as is the very best cinema.  I think that each of the narratives—or rather Amery separately and Toguri and Cousens together—are the stuff of marvelous movies.”