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#1 Spaniard

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:11 PM

Today in WWII History on May 6th 1945 Axis Sally made her final propaganda broadcast to Allied troops. She was borne in Portland Main
and named Mildred Elizabeth Sisk then taking the name Mildred Gillars as a small child after her mother remarried. Moving to New York to
become and Actress with no success in 1930 she went to Dresden to study music and later worked as an English instructor at the Berlitz School
of Languages in Berlin. In 1940, she accepted a job as an announcer and actress with Radio Berlin.


Her broadcasts consisted of the infidelity the soldiers wives and sweethearts. She played American songs while broadcasts bitter attacks on
Roosevelt. Mildred introduced herself as "Midge," but American troops had nicknamed her "Axis Sally," "the Bitch of Berlin," "Berlin Bessie" "Olga,"
It's to be noted that, Gillars was not the only Axis radio announcer known as "Sally." Rita Zucca, an announcer on the "Jerry's Front" program
broadcast from Italy, called herself "Sally." Zucca's broadcasts are sometimes inaccurately attributed to Gillars.

Axis Sally: The Americans Behind That Alluring Voice

Axis Sally: The Americans Behind That Alluring Voice » HistoryNet

Mildred Elizabeth Sisk: American-Born Axis Sally
Mildred Elizabeth Sisk: American-Born Axis Sally » HistoryNet

Edited by Spaniard, 06 May 2010 - 05:19 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:56 PM

Does anybody know where I can listen to some of the broadcasts? I've been looking around, but can't seem to find any.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:54 PM

Here's one

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:16 AM


Those that have Evolved will sooner or later
run out of Ammo, and will be at the Merci
from the One who still carries as back up a
34" Warrior Wakizashi Knife!

#5 BishopTS

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:28 AM

Danke. I didn't even think to look on Youtube. :P




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