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.