On 3 January 1946, radio director William Joyce was executed in London

On 3 January 1946, 39-year-old William Joyce nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw, director of the English program of German radio during World War II, was executed in London. He was found guilty of betraying the national interests and committing high treason. Joyce became famous in the 1920s for his scandalous speeches at street rallies and organizing anti-Jewish demonstrations as the leader of the British Union of Fascists (BUF). On Nazi radio, his voice was first heard in September 1939. After the end of the war, during an attempt to escape to Switzerland, he was wounded and arrested near Flensburg by two British soldiers who were gathering firewood in the forest. They recognized Joyce by the distinctive scar on his cheek.

Igor Dzhokhadze. The criminal chronicle of mankind

Translated by Elizaveta O. Ovchinnikova

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